Hardy Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and French: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold’, ‘courageous’ (of Germanic origin; compare Hard 1). Irish: in addition to being an importation of the English name, this is also found as an Anglicized form (by partial translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ‘son of the hard lad’. Scottish: variant spelling of Hardie 2.

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

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Hardy Family Origin

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Hardy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hardy. A less common occupation for the Hardy family was Farm Laborer. The most common Hardy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Hardy's were Farmers.

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Hardy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Hardy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hardy in 1940 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hardy

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