See also: hard
- From Old English and Norman derivatives of Old French hardi (“tough, brave, hardy”). There are several Germanic variants of this origin, such as Swedish hård, Dutch hard, etc., all from Proto-Germanic *harduz.
- English topographical surname for farmers living on hard ground, from hard. This also appeared as the surname Hardacre.
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)d
Hard (plural Hards)
- A surname.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Hard is the 10429th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 3085 individuals. Hard is most common among White (73.61%) and Hispanic/Latino (15.82%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003) , “hard”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN
Hard n (genitive Hards)
- Emil Gmeiner in Heimat Schwarzach , Schwarzach 1990, Eigenverlag der Gemeinde Schwarzach, S. 83.