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Harward Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Hereward usually representing Old English Hereweard (from here ‘army’ + weard ‘ward guardian’) but possibly in some cases the cognate ancient Germanic Hariward Heriward through Norman introduction. This name was borne by an 11th-century thane of Lincolnshire leader of resistance to the advancing Normans.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Harvard, Jarrard, Garrard, Howard, Heward, Hayward, Sayward, Barnard

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Where is the Harward family from?

You can see how Harward families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harward family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harward families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Harward families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Harward's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Harward families in 1911.
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What did your Harward ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Drayman was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Harward. 100% of Harward men worked as a Drayman. .

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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

  • Drayman
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Harward. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Harward. For the veterans among your Harward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harward lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Harward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Harward in 1962 was 66, and 78 in 2004.

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