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Harpin Family History

Harpin Name Meaning

French and English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a player on the harp from Old French harpin ‘harper’. In North America this surname is apparently also an altered form of the French variant Herpin . Compare Arpin .

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


Similar surnames: Arpin, Harwin, Gardin, Chapin, Herpin, Harpine, Harlin, Maupin

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Where is the Harpin family from?

You can see how Harpin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harpin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harpin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 91 Harpin families living in Yorkshire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Harpin's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Harpin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harpin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harpin 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 Harpin. 34% of Harpin men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Harpin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harpin were Motor Lorry Driver and Housewife. .

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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
    34%
  • Builders Labourer Heavy Worker
    17%
  • Retired
    17%
  • Motor Lorry Driver
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    7%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Harpin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harpin 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 716 immigration records available for the last name Harpin. 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 843 military records available for the last name Harpin. For the veterans among your Harpin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harpin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Harpin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Harpin in 1963 was 70, and 93 in 2004.

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