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Hargrove Family History

Hargrove Surname Meaning

English (Staffordshire and Warwickshire): habitational name from any of the places called Hargrave (Cheshire Northamptonshire Suffolk) Hargreave in Little Neston (Cheshire) or from Hartgrove in East Orchard (Dorset). The placenames probably derive from Old English hār ‘hoar; boundary’ + grāf or grǣfe ‘grove’.

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

Similar surnames: Hardgrove, Hargrave, Hartgrove, Hargraves, Hardgrave, Hairgrove

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Where is the Hargrove family from?

You can see how Hargrove families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hargrove family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hargrove families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 48 Hargrove families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Hargrove's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hargrove families in 1891.
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What did your Hargrove ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Solicitor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hargrove. 24% of Hargrove men worked as a Solicitor and 80% of Hargrove women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hargrove were Radial Driller Construct Engg and Shorthand Typist. .

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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

  • Solicitor
  • Incapacitated
  • Painter
  • Radial Driller Construct Engg

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Shorthand Typist
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Passenger Lists

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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Hargrove. For the veterans among your Hargrove ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hargrove lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hargrove life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Hargrove in 1940 was 45, and 70 in 2004.

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