Hardy Family CrestThe English surname Hardy, also found in Scotland and Ireland, is a nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from the Old French, Middle English term  hardi meaning “bold, or courageous.” When found in Ireland and Scotland it is  an anglicized form  of the Gaelic name Mac Giolla Deacair meaning “son of the hard lad.” The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Hardi, which was dated 1194, in the "Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire." The name is first recorded in the New World in 1620 when Mary Hardy is recorded as arriving in America. Today there are approximately 74,000 bearers of the name Hardy living in the United States

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