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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Maltese : variant of Italian Attardo.
  • English : of uncertain origin, perhaps a topographic name for someone living ‘at the hard’. The noun hard, in Essex and elsewhere, denotes a short causeway leading from the shore into the sea, used by fishermen. Alternatively, the reference may have been to an area of firm ground in a marshy area.

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