Explore the Family Name Hardie

The meaning of Hardie

Scottish: variant of Hardy.

Dictionary of American Family Names, 2nd edition, © Oxford University Press, 2022.

How common is the last name Hardie in the United States?

Based on the Decennial U.S. Census data, the popularity of the surname "Hardie" in the United States has slightly decreased over a decade. In 2000, it ranked 7962 in the nation and rose to 8141 by 2010, marking a decline of 2.25% in its rank. Despite this, the count of people bearing the surname increased from 3,855 in 2000 to 4,071 in 2010, showing a growth of 5.6%. However, the proportion per 100,000 people fell by 3.5%, from 1.43 in 2000 to 1.38 in 2010.

20002010Change
Rank#7,962#8,141-2.25%
Count3,8554,0715.6%
Proportion per 100k1.431.38-3.5%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Hardie

Regarding the ethnic identity associated with the "Hardie" surname, the majority identified as White according to the Decennial U.S. Census data. However, the percentage decreased slightly from 82.78% in 2000 to 80.89% in 2010. Those identifying as Black showed a minor increase, from 13.44% to 13.83%, while those identifying as Hispanic saw a significant boost, jumping from 0.67% to 1.67%. There was also a noticeable growth in the Asian/Pacific Islander category, which rose from 0.52% to 0.76%, and in the American Indian and Alaskan Native group, which grew from 0.52% to 0.71%. The proportion of those identifying with two or more races remained fairly stable, increasing marginally from 2.08% to 2.14%.

20002010Change
White82.78%80.89%-2.28%
Black13.44%13.83%2.9%
Two or More Races2.08%2.14%2.88%
Hispanic0.67%1.67%149.25%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.52%0.76%46.15%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.52%0.71%36.54%

Hardie ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Hardie is British & Irish, which comprises 63.1% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are French & German (16.7%) and Scandinavian (4.0%). Additional ancestries include Eastern European, Spanish & Portuguese, Korean, Nigerian, and Japanese.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
British & Irish63.1%
French & German16.7%
Scandinavian4.0%
Other16.1%
Hardie

Possible origins of the surname Hardie

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Hardie have recent ancestry locations all within United Kingdom.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Lancashire, United Kingdom85.70%
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom85.70%
Merseyside, United Kingdom85.70%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom85.70%
Greater London, United Kingdom85.70%

What Hardie haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Hardie is E-P179, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup E-P179 is descended from haplogroup E-M96. Other common haplogroups include R-L48 and R-P311, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Shephard, Crooks, Mcewen, Banner, Mattison, Hilbert, North, Chalmers, Watt, Lander.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Hardie surname are: H1, H3, H. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

hardiePaternal Haplogroup Origins E-M96

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Hardie have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Hardie

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Hardie" Surname 40.0%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Hardie

Misophonia

When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Hardie" Surname 17.1%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Hardie

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Hardie" Surname 18.0%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Hardie

Migraine

A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Hardie" Surname 15.0%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Hardie?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Hardie are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

British & Irish 62.1%

23andMe Users 57.2%