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Hardesty Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Hardisty Hill in Fewston (Yorkshire) from the Old English personal name Heardwulf (composed of the elements heard ‘hardy brave strong’ + wulf ‘wolf’) + Old English stīg ‘path narrow road’. Compare Hardester and Hardisty .

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


Similar surnames: Harden, Harvey, Harley, Hardeman, Harness, Hasty, Harder, Harty

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Where is the Hardesty family from?

You can see how Hardesty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hardesty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hardesty families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 153 Hardesty families living in Yorkshire. This was about 48% of all the recorded Hardesty's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Hardesty families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hardesty surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hardesty ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hardesty. 29% of Hardesty men worked as a Farm Labourer and 88% of Hardesty women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hardesty were Aircraft Fitter and Incapacitated. .

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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 1939

  • Farm Labourer
    29%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    15%
  • Horseman
    15%
  • Aircraft Fitter
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    88%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    6%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
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What Hardesty family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Hardesty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hardesty 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hardesty. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Hardesty. For the veterans among your Hardesty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hardesty lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hardesty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hardesty in 1942 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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