Martha A. Hardy was born in 1818, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States as the daughter of Richard Hardy and Elizabeth. She married Jacob Lucius in April 1834, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Yazoo City, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States in 1850. She died on 20 February 1850, in Sharkey, Tallahatchie, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 32.
English, French, and Walloon: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold, courageous’. The surname of Walloon origin is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium (mainly in Belgian Limburg). Compare Hard 2.
Irish: in addition to being an importation of the English name, this is also found as an Anglicized form (by partial translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ‘son of the hard lad’.
Americanized form of Swiss German Härdi: from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with hard ‘brave, strong’.
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