Hart Name Meaning

English and North German: from a personal name or nickname meaning ‘stag’, Middle English hert, Middle Low German hërte, harte. German: variant spelling of Hardt 1 and 2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or a nickname from German and Yiddish hart ‘hard’. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirt ‘descendant of Art’, a byname meaning ‘bear’, ‘hero’. The English name became established in Ireland in the 17th century. French: from an Old French word meaning ‘rope’, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a rope maker or a hangman. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch hart, hert ‘hard’, ‘strong’, ‘ruthless’, ‘unruly’.

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

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Hart Family Origin

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Hart Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Hart occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Hart's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hart. A less common occupation for the Hart family was Farming.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Hart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hart in 1940 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hart

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