Ard Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of several places called Aird, including one near Hurlford in Ayrshire, another near Stranraer in Galloway, and the Aird, the higher part of the Vale of Beauly, near Inverness. These place names are derived from Gaelic àird(e) ‘height’, ‘promontory’, from àrd ‘high’.

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

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Ard Family Origin

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Ard Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Farming

    16%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Ard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Ard's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ard. A less common occupation for the Ard family was Laborer.

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Ard Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Ard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ard in 1944 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ard

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