Popularity of the last name by country

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Origine of last name

HARDY : 1: English French and Walloon: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man from Old French Middle English hardi ‘bold courageous’. The surname of Walloon origin is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium (mainly in Belgian Limburg). Compare <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Hard">Hard</a> 2.2: Irish: in addition to being an importation of the English name this is also found as an Anglicized form (by partial translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ‘son of the hard lad’.3: Americanized form of Swiss German Härdi: from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with hard ‘brave strong’.4: Polish: nickname from hardy ‘haughty proud’ (compare <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Gardy">Gardy</a>).

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