The surname Hard was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The most important of these branches was that seated at Grabenstadt who were raised to the rank of cavaliers in 1579.
Important Dates for the Hard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hard research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1762 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Hard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Thomas Hard, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
Contemporary Notables of the name Hard (post 1700)
Ron Hard, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 6th District, 1982 
Myron E. Hard, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Ohio commissioner of common schools, 1897 
Judy Hard, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1972 
John A. Hard, American politician, Warden (Borough President) of Bantam, Connecticut, 1920 
Henry Merritt Hard (1842-1929), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orleans County, 1882-83 
Gideon Hard (1797-1885), American politician, Representative from New York 33rd District, 1833-37; Member of New York State Senate 8th District, 1842-47; County Judge in New York, 1856-60 
David M. Hard, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Otsego County 2nd District, 1858 
D. D. T. Hard, American politician, Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Jackson County, 1850-51 
Benjamin Hard (1779-1836), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Newtown, 1825-26, 1828 
Anna S. Hard, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936 
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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