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Tardy Name Meaning

French: variant of Tardif. Hungarian: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Tard in Borsod and Somogy counties.

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

Similar surnames: Bardy, Lardy, Cardy, Hardy, Parady, Troy, Gard, Gardy, Carby, Harty

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Where is the Tardy family from?

You can see how Tardy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tardy family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Tardy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 117 Tardy families living in Quebec. This was about 88% of all the recorded Tardy's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Tardy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tardy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tardy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Tardy. 32% of Tardy men worked as a Cultivateur.

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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

  • Cultivateur
  • Vendeur
  • Journalier
  • Distributeur
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Tardy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tardy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Tardy lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Tardy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Tardy in 1942 was 48, and 65 in 2004.

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