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Harr Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of any of the ancient Germanic personal names with the first element hari heri ‘army’ for example Hermann Herbert . English (Lincolnshire): variant of Hare . Norwegian (Hårr): habitational name from the farm name Hårr or Haarr south of Stavanger of uncertain origin. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Haarr.

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


Similar surnames: Hard, Harry, Darr, Harm, Garr, Harre, Hart, Barr, Marr, Harb

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Where is the Harr family from?

You can see how Harr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harr families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 59 Harr families living in London. This was about 26% of all the recorded Harr's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Harr families in 1891.
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What did your Harr ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Harr. 60% of Harr men worked as a Bricklayer and 93% of Harr women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harr were General Labourer 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

  • Bricklayer
    60%
  • General Labourer
    40%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    93%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Harr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harr 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Harr. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Harr. For the veterans among your Harr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harr lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Harr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Harr in 1944 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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