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Harbour Family History

Harbour Name Meaning

English: nickname or topographic name for someone who kept or lived at a lodging-house from late Old English herebeorg ‘shelter lodging’ (from here ‘army’ + beorg ‘shelter’). The change of -er- to -ar- is a regular phonetic process in Middle English. Compare Harbach . French: variant of Arbour . This form of the surname is virtually non-existing in France.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Barbour, Arbour, Harcourt, Harold, Armour, Barber, Harford, Harlow

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Where is the Harbour family from?

You can see how Harbour families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harbour family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harbour families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 122 Harbour families living in London. This was about 15% of all the recorded Harbour's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Harbour families in 1891.
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What did your Harbour ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Harbour. 14% of Harbour men worked as a Bricklayer and 80% of Harbour women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harbour were General Labourer Heavy Worker and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Bricklayer
    14%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Gardener
    5%
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Harbour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harbour census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Harbour. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Harbour. For the veterans among your Harbour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harbour lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Harbour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Harbour in 1943 was 44, and 64 in 2004.

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