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Harty Name Meaning

Irish (chiefly Counties Tipperary and Cork): shortened form of O’Harty, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAthartaigh, Ó hÁrtaigh ‘descendant of Athartach or Artach’, variants of the personal name Faghartach, which is probably a derivative of foghartach ‘noisy’. Perhaps also English, a habitational name from the Isle of Harty in Kent, named in Old English as ‘stag island’, from heorot ‘hart’, ‘stag’ + eg ‘island’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hart, Hardy, Harry, Hasty, Darcy, Carty, Hearty, Hartz, Darty, Carby

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Where is the Harty family from?

You can see how Harty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harty families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 42 Harty families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Harty's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Harty families in 1911.
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What did your Harty ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Harty. 53% of Harty men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Harty women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harty were Farmer M and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    53%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Farmer M
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Harty. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Harty. For the veterans among your Harty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harty lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Harty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Harty in 1951 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

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