Last name: HART

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HART : This last name is indexed 955,127 times on Geneanet!

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HART : 1: English and North German: nickname from Middle English hert (Old English heorot) Middle Low German hërte harte ‘hart stag’ perhaps for a quick-footed or timorous individual.2: German: variant of Hardt 1 and 2. It is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).3: Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name or nickname from German and Yiddish hart ‘hard’.4: Dutch: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name with the first element hard ‘hardy brave strong’.5: Dutch (‘t Hart): from Middle Dutch hart modern Dutch hert ‘deer hart’ or hart ‘heart’ applied as a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn named for instance ‘t Vliegend Hart (‘the Flying Deer’) or ‘t Dorstig Hart (‘the Thirsty Heart’). Compare De Hart.6: Americanized form (a shortened and altered translation) of some of the French surnames containing the word coeur ‘heart’: Francoeur Jolicoeur Vadeboncoeur.7: French: from an Old French word meaning ‘rope’ hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a rope maker or a hangman.8: Irish (Sligo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirt ‘descendant of Art’ a byname meaning ‘bear’ or ‘hero’. The English surname became established in Ireland in the 17th century. Compare Hartin.9: Native American (Cheyenne): from a shortened and altered English translation of the Cheyenne personal name Homa'ehesta ‘Beaver Heart’ composed of homa'e ‘beaver’ (see also Beaver 4) and hesta ‘heart’.

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