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Harding Family History

Harding Name Meaning
English (mainly southern England and South Wales) and Irish: from the Old English personal name Hearding, originally a patronymic from Hard 1. The surname was first taken to Ireland in the 15th century, and more families of the name settled there 200 years later in Tipperary and surrounding counties.North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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Name Distribution of Harding Families

  • Number of Harding families
     303 - 604
     102 - 302
     1 - 101
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Harding families
     1,917 - 3,832
     640 - 1,916
     1 - 639
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Harding families
     29 - 56
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Harding Family Origin

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Harding Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Harding

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Harding Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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