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Hargreaves Family History

Hargreaves Surname Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Hargrave with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. See also Hargraves and Hargrove .

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


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

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Where is the Hargreaves family from?

You can see how Hargreaves families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hargreaves family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hargreaves families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 7,852 Hargreaves families living in Lancashire. This was about 63% of all the recorded Hargreaves's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hargreaves families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hargreaves surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hargreaves ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cotton Weaver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hargreaves. 10% of Hargreaves men worked as a Cotton Weaver and 62% of Hargreaves women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hargreaves were Incapacitated and Incapacitated. .

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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

  • Cotton Weaver
    10%
  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Dairy Farmer
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    62%
  • Cotton Weaver
    8%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Hargreaves. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Hargreaves. For the veterans among your Hargreaves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hargreaves lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Hargreaves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hargreaves in 1948 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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