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Harden Name Meaning

English (mainly southeastern England): habitational name from Harden in West Yorkshire, which gets its name from Old English hara ‘hare’ or hær ‘rock’ + denu ‘valley’. Harden in Staffordshire, recorded in the Middle Ages as Haworthyn, Harwerthyn (from Old English heah ‘high’ + worðign ‘enclosure’), was probably not reduced to its modern form early enough to lie behind any examples of the surname. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair (see Hardy). North German: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name with the first element hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Hayden, Hadden, Haren, Carden, Harder, Harten, Marden, Barden, Harben

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Harden Family Origin

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Harden Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harden. The most common Harden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Harden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Harden family was Farm Laborer.

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