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Harner Family History

Harner Surname Meaning

German: probably a nickname for a noisy person from Middle High German har(e)n ‘call shout’ + -er agent suffix.

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


Similar surnames: Harer, Harrer, Marner, Hahner, Garner, Hafner, Harder, Harker, Karner

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Where is the Harner family from?

You can see how Harner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 135 Harner families living in Yorkshire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Harner's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Harner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Poultry Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Harner. 13% of Harner men worked as a Poultry Farmer and 75% of Harner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harner were Farmer and School Teacher. .

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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

  • Poultry Farmer
    13%
  • General Labourer
    13%
  • Colliery Hewer
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • School Teacher
    3%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Harner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harner 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 Harner. 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 Harner. For the veterans among your Harner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harner lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Harner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Harner in 1941 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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