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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, the most common Harder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Harder's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Harder family was Carpenter. 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%

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Harder Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Harder ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Harder Life Expectancy

What is the average Harder lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

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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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