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Hardman Family History

Hardman Name Meaning
English (chiefly Lancashire): occupational name for a herdsman, a variant of Herdman (see Heard). (The change of -er- to -ar- was a regular phonetic pattern in Old French and Middle English.English: from an unattested Old English personal name Heardmann, composed of the elements heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’ + mann ‘man’. According to Reaney and Wilson, compound names with this second element became common in late Old English in eastern England.Irish: of English origin (see above), but sometimes confused with Harman.Dutch: variant of Hardeman 2.Americanized spelling of German Hartmann.

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

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Name Distribution of Hardman Families

  • Number of Hardman families
     66 - 130
     23 - 65
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hardman families
     2,455 - 4,907
     819 - 2,454
     1 - 818
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hardman families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hardman Family Origin

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Hardman Immigration Information

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Hardman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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