Harding Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Harding Name Meaning

English (mainly southern England and South Wales) and Irish: from the Old English personal name Hearding, originally a patronymic from Hard 1. The surname was first taken to Ireland in the 15th century, and more families of the name settled there 200 years later in Tipperary and surrounding counties. North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Hardin, Harting, Harling, Harring, Hartig, Haring, Herring, Darling

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Harding Family Origin

Where is the Harding family from?

Harding Family Occupations

What did your Harding ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Harding. 15% of Harding men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Harding women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harding were Truck Driver and Housekeeper

View Census data for Harding | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Harding Historical Records

What Harding family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 669,000 census records available for the last name Harding. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harding census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Harding

Passenger List

There are 60,000 immigration records available for the last name Harding. 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.

View all Harding immigration records

Draft Card

There are 68,000 military records available for the last name Harding. For the veterans among your Harding ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Harding military records

You've only scratched the surface of Harding family history.

Harding Life Expectancy

What is the average Harding lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Harding life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Harding in 1941 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harding

Famous Harding Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name