Hazard Family History

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Hazard Name Meaning

English (also established in Ireland), French, and Dutch: nickname for an inveterate gambler or a brave or foolhardy man prepared to run risks, from Middle English, Old French hasard, Middle Dutch hasaert (derived from Old French) ‘game of chance’, later used metaphorically of other uncertain enterprises. The word derives from Arabic az-zahr, from az, assimilated form of the definite article al + zahr ‘die’. It appears to have been picked up in the Holy Land and brought back to Europe by Provençal crusaders.

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

Similar surnames: Bayard, Haar, Lazar, Izard, Savard, Harvard, Huard, Howard, Heard

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Hazard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hazard name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hazard. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Hazard Family Origin

Where is the Hazard family from?

Hazard Family Occupations

What did your Hazard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Scholar and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hazard. A less common occupation for the Hazard family was Labourer. The most common Hazard occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Hazard's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Scholar

  • Going To School

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hazard ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hazard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Hazard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hazard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hazard. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Hazard. For the veterans among your Hazard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hazard Life Expectancy

What is the average Hazard lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hazard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1957. The average life expectancy for Hazard in 1943 was 81, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hazard ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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