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Hardley Name Meaning

English (mainly Cheshire): habitational name apparently from any of the minor places of this name in Derbyshire Norfolk and Hampshire.

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

Similar surnames: Hartley, Harley, Hadley, Yardley, Eardley, Handley, Hardey, Harvey

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Where is the Hardley family from?

You can see how Hardley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hardley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hardley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 80 Hardley families living in Lancashire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Hardley's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hardley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hardley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hardley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hardley. 50% of Hardley men worked as an Incapacitated and 82% of Hardley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hardley were Colliery Hewer Heavy Worker and Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Incapacitated
  • Colliery Hewer Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hardley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hardley 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 Hardley. 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 379 military records available for the last name Hardley. For the veterans among your Hardley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hardley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Hardley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Hardley in 1963 was 76, and 68 in 2003.

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