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Harriman Family History

Harriman Name Meaning

English: occupational name from the personal name Harry a Middle English form of Henry + Middle English man ‘manservant’ i.e. ‘servant of Henry’. Compare Harry and Mann .

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


Similar surnames: Hardiman, Hardman, Parkman, Hayman, Hurliman, Harman, Harrison

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Where is the Harriman family from?

You can see how Harriman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harriman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harriman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 207 Harriman families living in Leicestershire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Harriman's in United Kingdom. Leicestershire had the highest population of Harriman families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harriman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harriman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Harriman. 12% of Harriman men worked as a Builders Labourer and 76% of Harriman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harriman were Hosiery Trimmer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • Builders Labourer
    12%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Farm Labourer
    7%
  • Hosiery Trimmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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What Harriman family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Harriman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harriman 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Harriman. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Harriman. For the veterans among your Harriman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harriman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harriman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Harriman in 1942 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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