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Hardt Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by woods used as pasture, from Middle High German hart. German: from a short form of a Germanic compound personal name beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Dutch: variant spelling of Hard 2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Hart.

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


Similar surnames: Hard, Herdt, Hart, Hardy, Hand, Harder, Hardtke, Herde, Hards, Hurst

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Where is the Hardt family from?

You can see how Hardt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hardt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hardt families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Hardt families living in Maryland. This was about 60% of all the recorded Hardt's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Hardt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hardt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hardt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hardt. 20% of Hardt men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Hardt women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hardt were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Hardt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hardt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hardt. 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 Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Hardt. For the veterans among your Hardt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hardt lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hardt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hardt in 1947 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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