Hardman Family History

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Hardman Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): occupational name for a herdsman, a variant of Herdman (see Heard). (The change of -er- to -ar- was a regular phonetic pattern in Old French and Middle English.) English: from an unattested Old English personal name Heardmann, composed of the elements heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’ + mann ‘man’. According to Reaney and Wilson, compound names with this second element became common in late Old English in eastern England. Irish: of English origin (see above), but sometimes confused with Harman. Dutch: variant of Hardeman 2. Americanized spelling of German Hartmann.

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

Similar surnames: Harman, Hardeman, Hartman, Herdman, Hardiman, Warman, Hayman, Waldman

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Hardman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hardman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hardman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Hardman Family Origin

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Hardman Family Occupations

What did your Hardman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hardman. The most common Hardman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Hardman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hardman family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Hardman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 115,000 census records available for the last name Hardman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hardman 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Hardman. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Hardman. For the veterans among your Hardman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hardman Life Expectancy

What is the average Hardman lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hardman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hardman in 1941 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hardman 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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