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Harder Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a hardener of metals or a baker, from an agent derivative of Middle English harde(n); this verb is known to have been used with reference to metals and to heating dough. North German, Frisian, and Danish: from a personal name, Harder, Herder. South German: topographic name or habitational name from any of the places named with Middle High German hart ‘woodland used as pasture’.

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


Similar surnames: Herder, Harden, Harker, Halder, Hader, Harper, Harrer, Harer, Harter

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Harder Family Origin

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Harder Family Occupations

What did your Harder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Harder family was Carpenter. The most common Harder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Harder's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harder.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Harder ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Harder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Harder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Harder. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Harder. For the veterans among your Harder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harder Life Expectancy

What is the average Harder lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Harder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Harder in 1944 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harder ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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