History of your Surname
Get access to Harpen family records.Start a free trial

Harpen Family History

Harpen Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Harben, Harden, Haren, Harper, Karpen, Harten, Harpe, Harpin, Harpel

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Harpen family from?

You can see how Harpen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harpen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Harpen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Harpen family living in Middlesex. This was about 13% of all the recorded Harpen's in United Kingdom. Middlesex and 2 other counties had the highest population of Harpen families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harpen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harpen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Harpen. 100% of Harpen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

View Census Data for Harpen | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Harpen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Harpen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harpen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Harpen

Passenger Lists

There are 280 immigration records available for the last name Harpen. 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.

View all Harpen immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 147 military records available for the last name Harpen. For the veterans among your Harpen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Harpen military records

You've only scratched the surface of Harpen family history

Discover More

What is the average Harpen lifespan?

Between 1964 and 1993, in the United States, Harpen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Harpen in 1964 was 39, and 26 in 1993.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harpen

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Harpen family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial