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Harts Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a reduced and altered form of the personal names Arnoud (see Arnold), Alaert, or Adriaan. Compare Artz. English: patronymic from Hart. Variant of German and Jewish Hartz.

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


Similar surnames: Hart, Hartz, Harms, Artz, Harty, Arts, Harte, Barts, Harth, Harmes

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Where is the Harts family from?

You can see how Harts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harts family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harts families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Harts families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 63% of all the recorded Harts's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Harts families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harts surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Harts. 34% of Harts men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Harts women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harts were Farm Laborer and Waitress.

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Manager
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    14%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Harts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harts 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 914 immigration records available for the last name Harts. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Harts. For the veterans among your Harts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harts lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Harts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Harts in 1960 was 41, and 88 in 2004.

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