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Hardy Family History

Hardy Name Meaning
English, Scottish, and French: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold’, ‘courageous’ (of Germanic origin; compare Hard 1).Irish: in addition to being an importation of the English name, this is also found as an Anglicized form (by partial translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ‘son of the hard lad’.Scottish: variant spelling of Hardie 2.

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

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908,052 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
83,151 Military Records
56,017 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Hardy Families

  • Number of Hardy families
     299 - 595
     100 - 298
     1 - 99
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hardy families
     1,735 - 3,468
     579 - 1,734
     1 - 578
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hardy families
     45 - 87
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hardy Family Origin

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Hardy Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hardy

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Hardy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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