Hardwick Family History

14-Day Free Trial


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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Hardwick Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hardwick name?

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

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Hardwick Family Origin

Where is the Hardwick family from?

Hardwick Family Occupations

What did your Hardwick ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hardwick family was Keeping House. The most common Hardwick occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Hardwick's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hardwick.

View Census data for Hardwick | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hardwick ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hardwick Historical Records

What Hardwick family records will you find?

Census Record

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.

Search 1940's US census records for Hardwick

Passenger List

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.

View all Hardwick immigration records

Draft Card

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.

View all Hardwick military records

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

Hardwick Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hardwick

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hardwick 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.

Famous Hardwick Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name