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Harburn Family History

Harburn Name Meaning

from Hartburn (Durham) or less probably Hartburn (Northumb) or Harburnhead (W Lothian). These place-names derive from Old English heorot ‘stag hart’ + burna ‘spring stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Harben, Hanbury, Harbour, Halbur, Hamburg, Marbury, Hepburn, Thorburn

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Where is the Harburn family from?

You can see how Harburn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harburn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Harburn families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 42 Harburn families living in Durham. This was about 55% of all the recorded Harburn's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Harburn families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harburn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tool Fitter millwright and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Harburn. 100% of Harburn men worked as a Tool Fitter millwright and 68% of Harburn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Tool Fitter millwright

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Cerk Teacher Elem L E C
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Harburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harburn 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 272 immigration records available for the last name Harburn. 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 95 military records available for the last name Harburn. For the veterans among your Harburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harburn lifespan?

Between 1974 and 2003, in the United States, Harburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Harburn in 1974 was 62, and 89 in 2003.

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