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Hardwick Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from any of numerous places, for example in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, named Hardwick, from Old English heorde ‘herd’, ‘flock’ + wic ‘outlying farm’. German and French (Lorraine): from the Germanic personal name Hardwic, composed of the elements hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’ + wig ‘battle’, ‘combat’.

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


Similar surnames: Harwick, Barwick, Chadwick, Hartrick, Warwick, Harding, Hartwig

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Where is the Hardwick family from?

You can see how Hardwick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hardwick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hardwick families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 23 Hardwick families living in Kentucky. This was about 17% of all the recorded Hardwick's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Hardwick families in 1840.
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What did your Hardwick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hardwick. 22% of Hardwick men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Hardwick women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hardwick were Truck Driver and Cook.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Cook
    7%
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Census Records

There are 124,000 census records available for the last name Hardwick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hardwick 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hardwick. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Hardwick. For the veterans among your Hardwick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hardwick lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hardwick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hardwick in 1945 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

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