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Origins of the Hardy surname

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What does the name Hardy mean?

The Hardy surname is of English origin. The name most often comes from a personal nickname that still bears relevance today. It would have been given to someone who was considered particularly hardy, and their descendants.

Alternative variations of the name Hardy

Hardy, Hardie, Hardye, Hardey, Harty

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Where do most Hardys live?

In 1921, most Hardys lived in Yorkshire.


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Interesting facts about Hardys

How common is your surname?

198th most common surname in the UK

We have 185,000 records for the Hardy surname. The oldest one dates back to 1539.

Who were Hardys most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Hardys.

What are the most common Hardy first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Hardy family members

Common jobs for Hardys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Hardys in 1921
Dressmaker

764

Domestic Servant

397

Laundress

392

General Servant Domestic

350

House Servant

311

Common Male occupations for Hardys in 1921
Coal Miner

1,297

Agricultural Labourer

626

General Labourer

598

Farmer

542

Coal Miner Hewer

481

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