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Hardwood Family History

Hardwood Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Harwood, Harewood, Haywood, Hagwood, Horwood, Yarwood, Garwood

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Where is the Hardwood family from?

You can see how Hardwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hardwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hardwood families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 4 Hardwood families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 31% of all the recorded Hardwood's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire and 1 other county had the highest population of Hardwood families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hardwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hardwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and General Office Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hardwood. 60% of Hardwood men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Hardwood women worked as a General Office Worker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    60%
  • Engineer
    40%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • General Office Worker
    100%
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What Hardwood family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hardwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hardwood 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 163 immigration records available for the last name Hardwood. 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 608 military records available for the last name Hardwood. For the veterans among your Hardwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hardwood lifespan?

Between 1967 and 1998, in the United States, Hardwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hardwood in 1967 was 74, and 81 in 1998.

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