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Hare Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÍr, meaning ‘long-lasting’. In Ireland this name is found in County Armagh; it has also long been established in Scotland. Irish: Anglicized form of Ó hAichir ‘descendant of Aichear’, a personal name derived from the epithet aichear ‘fierce’, ‘sharp’. In Ireland this name is more commonly Anglicized as O’Hehir. English: nickname for a swift runner (possibly a speedy messenger) or a timorous person, from Middle English hare ‘hare’. However, the surname Ayer and its variants was sometimes recorded as Hare. English: topographic name from an Old English hær ‘rock’, ‘heap of stones’, ‘tumulus’. French: according to Morlet, an occupational name for a huntsman, from a medieval French call used to urge on the hounds, or, in the form Haré, from the past participle of harer ‘to excite, stir up (hounds in pursuit of a quarry)’.

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


Similar surnames: Hart, Hale, Hard, Hase, Haren, Harle, Harp, Haye, Ware, Harke

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Where is the Hare family from?

You can see how Hare families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hare family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hare families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 87 Hare families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 28% of all the recorded Hare's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hare families in 1840.
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What did your Hare ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hare. 17% of Hare men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Hare women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hare were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Hare. 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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There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Hare. For the veterans among your Hare ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hare lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hare life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hare in 1941 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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