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Hazard Family History

Hazard Name Meaning

English (also established in Ireland), French, and Dutch: nickname for an inveterate gambler or a brave or foolhardy man prepared to run risks, from Middle English, Old French hasard, Middle Dutch hasaert (derived from Old French) ‘game of chance’, later used metaphorically of other uncertain enterprises. The word derives from Arabic az-zahr, from az, assimilated form of the definite article al + zahr ‘die’. It appears to have been picked up in the Holy Land and brought back to Europe by Provençal crusaders.

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


Similar surnames: Bayard, Haar, Lazar, Izard, Savard, Harvard, Huard, Howard, Heard

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Where is the Hazard family from?

You can see how Hazard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hazard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hazard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 69 Hazard families living in Rhode Island. This was about 32% of all the recorded Hazard's in USA. Rhode Island had the highest population of Hazard families in 1840.
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What did your Hazard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hazard. 17% of Hazard men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Hazard women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hazard were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hazard. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hazard. For the veterans among your Hazard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hazard lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hazard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1957. The average life expectancy for Hazard in 1943 was 81, and 79 in 2004.

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