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Hargraves Surname Meaning

English: variant of Hargrave with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hargreaves, Hargrave, Hartgraves, Hargrove, Hardgrave, Sagraves

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Where is the Hargraves family from?

You can see how Hargraves families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hargraves family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hargraves families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 900 Hargraves families living in Lancashire. This was about 47% of all the recorded Hargraves's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hargraves families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hargraves surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hargraves ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hargraves. 16% of Hargraves men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Hargraves women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hargraves were Stone Mason and Retired. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    16%
  • Retired
    6%
  • Plumber
    6%
  • Stone Mason
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Cotton Weaver
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Retired
    3%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Hargraves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hargraves 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hargraves. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hargraves. For the veterans among your Hargraves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hargraves lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hargraves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hargraves in 1943 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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