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Hird Surname Meaning

English: variant of Heard .

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


Similar surnames: Herd, Hurd, Heird, Hard, Hind, Bird, Hord, Hire, Hirt, Kidd

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Where is the Hird family from?

You can see how Hird families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hird family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hird families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,069 Hird families living in Yorkshire. This was about 53% of all the recorded Hird's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Hird families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hird surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hird 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 Hird. 11% of Hird men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Hird women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hird were Dairy Farmer and Household 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

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Dairy Farmer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Household Duties
    2%
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Hird. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hird 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hird. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hird. For the veterans among your Hird ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hird lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hird life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Hird in 1950 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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