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Hardwick Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Derbyshire): habitational name from Hardwick Hall in Ault Hucknall (Derbyshire) or any of numerous other places called with Old English heorde-wīc ‘herd farm’ (from heord ‘herd’ + wīc ‘specialized farmstead’) such as Hardwick in Yorkshire Warwickshire and Cambridgeshire and Hardwicke in Gloucestershire and Shropshire. Americanized form of German Hartwig .

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

Similar surnames: Harwick, Barwick, Chadwick, Hartrick, Warwick, Harding, Hartwig

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Where is the Hardwick family from?

You can see how Hardwick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hardwick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hardwick families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,290 Hardwick families living in Yorkshire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Hardwick's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Hardwick families in 1891.
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What did your Hardwick ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hardwick. 7% of Hardwick men worked as a Farmer and 70% of Hardwick women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hardwick were Builders Labourer 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

  • Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

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

There are 124,000 census records available for the last name Hardwick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hardwick 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hardwick. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Hardwick. For the veterans among your Hardwick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hardwick lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hardwick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hardwick in 1945 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

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