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Harrah Family History

Harrah Name Meaning

Altered form of Irish O'Hara .

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


Similar surnames: Sharrar, Darras, Sarah, Harman, Harlan, Barras, Sharrah, Harrup

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Where is the Harrah family from?

You can see how Harrah families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harrah family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harrah families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 35 Harrah families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Harrah's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Harrah families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harrah surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harrah ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Harrah. 100% of Harrah men worked as a Clerk and 78% of Harrah women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Clerk
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    12%
  • Laundress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Harrah. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harrah 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 757 immigration records available for the last name Harrah. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Harrah. For the veterans among your Harrah ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harrah lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harrah life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Harrah in 1942 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

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