Dear 100 Hour Board,
What's the origin/history of the last name Hardstark?
Back in the 11th or 12th century, when surnames started to be a thing in England, many were derived from a person's (or their ancestor's) trade. Well, there was this guy named Jack who really liked making dioramas out of cardstock, so people started calling him Jack Cardstock, and that surname got passed on to his descendants, except that spelling wasn't standardized then, so sometimes it would be Cardstock, sometimes Cardstalk, sometimes Cardstark, sometimes even Cardstack. Eventually, the first C was aspirated and people started spelling it with and H, and the R that English people don't even pronounce stuck, and thus Hardstark was born.