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Hord Name Meaning

English: variant of Herd. Respelling of Swedish Hård (see Hard 2).

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


Similar surnames: Hard, Hort, Horn, Hoard, Gord, Herd, Hird, Hurd, Hold, Howard

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Where is the Hord family from?

You can see how Hord families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hord family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hord families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Hord families living in Virginia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Hord's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Hord families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hord surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hord ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hord. 24% of Hord men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hord women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hord were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Hord. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hord 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hord. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hord. For the veterans among your Hord ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hord lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Hord life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hord in 1948 was 56, and 77 in 2004.

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