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Harmsworth Family History

Harmsworth Name Meaning

from Harmondsworth (Middx) which is recorded as Hermodesworde in 1086. The place-name derives from the Old English personal name Heremōd (genitive Heremōdes) + Old English worð ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Hainsworth, Hawksworth, Hemsworth, Farnsworth, Hayworth, Charlesworth

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Where is the Harmsworth family from?

You can see how Harmsworth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harmsworth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Harmsworth families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 113 Harmsworth families living in Hampshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Harmsworth's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Harmsworth families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harmsworth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harmsworth 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 Harmsworth. 18% of Harmsworth men worked as a General Labourer and 83% of Harmsworth women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harmsworth were Carpenter and Domestic Servant. .

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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
  • Gardener
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Harmsworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harmsworth 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 Harmsworth. 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 745 military records available for the last name Harmsworth. For the veterans among your Harmsworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harmsworth lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2000, in the United States, Harmsworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Harmsworth in 1966 was 73, and 73 in 2000.

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