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Hart Name Meaning
English and North German: from a personal name or nickname meaning ‘stag’, Middle English hert, Middle Low German hërte, harte.German: variant spelling of Hardt 1 and 2.Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or a nickname from German and Yiddish hart ‘hard’.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirt ‘descendant of Art’, a byname meaning ‘bear’, ‘hero’. The English name became established in Ireland in the 17th century.French: from an Old French word meaning ‘rope’, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a rope maker or a hangman.Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch hart, hert ‘hard’, ‘strong’, ‘ruthless’, ‘unruly’.

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

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Name Distribution of Hart Families

  • Number of Hart families
     1,299 - 2,595
     434 - 1,298
     1 - 433
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hart families
     2,583 - 5,164
     862 - 2,582
     1 - 861
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hart families
     580 - 1,157
     194 - 579
     1 - 193
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hart Family Origin

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Hart Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hart

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Hart Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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