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Harel Name Meaning

Jewish (Israeli): artificial name from Harel a placename mentioned in the Bible. French (mainly Normandy): nickname from Old French harel ‘riot’. Compare Arel and Rell .

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

Similar surnames: Harmel, Hamel, Hazel, Haber, Hartel, Arel, Havel, Hare, Haren, Habel

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Where is the Harel family from?

You can see how Harel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harel families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 29 Harel families living in London. This was about 44% of all the recorded Harel's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Harel families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Harel. 50% of Harel 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Harel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Harel. 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 244 military records available for the last name Harel. For the veterans among your Harel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harel lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Harel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Harel in 1965 was 83, and 83 in 2004.

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