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Harcombe Family History

Harcombe Name Meaning

from Harcombe in Chudleigh (Devon) Harcombe in Sidbury (Devon) or Hurcombe in Hemyock (Devon); the latter is recorded as Hertecombe in 1330 (in a surname; see the 1330 bearer below). The Chudleigh and Sidbury place-names derive from Old English hara ‘hare’ + cumb ‘valley’. The Hemyock place-name derives from Old English heorot ‘hart stag’ + cumb.

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

Similar surnames: Barcomb, Lacombe, Halcomb, Holcombe, Harcourt, Harcum, Combe, Holcomb

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Where is the Harcombe family from?

You can see how Harcombe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harcombe family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Harcombe families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 46 Harcombe families living in Lancashire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Harcombe's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Harcombe families in 1891.
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What did your Harcombe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Harcombe. 34% of Harcombe men worked as a Retired and 75% of Harcombe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harcombe were General Labourer 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

  • Retired
  • Retired (draper)
  • Colliery Hewer
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Harcombe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harcombe 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 321 immigration records available for the last name Harcombe. 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 256 military records available for the last name Harcombe. For the veterans among your Harcombe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harcombe lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Harcombe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Harcombe in 1964 was 77, and 46 in 2003.

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