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Hare Surname Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÍr or Ó hÉir ‘descendant of Ír’ a personal name possibly meaning ‘long-lasting’ borne by a legendary ancestor of the north of Ireland. This name was always monosyllabic. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAichir ‘descendant of Aichear’ a personal name derived from the epithet aichear ‘fierce sharp’. The personal name on which this surname is based was originally disyllabic. Although the Anglicized forms O'Hehir and Hehir still exist particularly in Ireland pronunciation in later northern Irish has caused Ó hAichir to fall together with another surname based on a one-syllable personal name as in sense 1 above. English: nickname from Middle English hare harr here ‘hare’ (Old English hara sometimes influenced by Old Norse heri). It may have denoted someone who could run fast or was timorous or who bore some similarity to a hare in appearance such as bulging eyes. English: variant of Ayre with prosthetic H-. English: topographic name for someone who lived on stony ground (Old English hær ‘rock heap of stones tumulus’). English: possibly a variant of Hair .7: French: nickname for a huntsman from a medieval French call used to urge on the hounds or in the form Haré from the past participle of the verb harer ‘to excite stir up (hounds in pursuit of a quarry)’.8: Altered form of German Harr .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hart, Hale, Hard, Hase, Haren, Harle, Harp, Haye, Ware, Harke

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You can see how Hare families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hare family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hare families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 799 Hare families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Hare's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hare families in 1891.
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What did your Hare ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hare. 10% of Hare men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Hare women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hare were Retired 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

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hare life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hare in 1941 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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