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Harjes Name Meaning

North German East Frisian and North Frisian: patronymic from a derivative of any of the ancient Germanic personal names formed with hari heri ‘army’ as the first element (see for example Herman Herwig ). This surname is very rare in North Frisia.

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


Similar surnames: Harke, Harmes, Harle, Hartjes, Armes, Harten, Hartel, Haynes, Harders

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Where is the Harjes family from?

You can see how Harjes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harjes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Harjes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Harjes families living in Lancashire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Harjes's in United Kingdom. Lancashire and 1 other county had the highest population of Harjes families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harjes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harjes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harjes. 17% of Harjes men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Harjes women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harjes were Sawyer and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Miner
    17%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Sawyer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • House Work
    23%
  • Housework
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Harjes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harjes 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 994 immigration records available for the last name Harjes. 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 229 military records available for the last name Harjes. For the veterans among your Harjes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harjes lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Harjes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Harjes in 1956 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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