Harben Family History

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Harben Name Meaning

English: of uncertain derivation. The 18th-century parish registers of Marske, North Yorkshire, record the surname Hartburn with the variant Harburn; Harben may be a further variant of this. If so, its origin is probably topographic or habitational, from East Hartburn in Stockton-on-Tees or Hartburn in Northumberland, both named from Old English heorot ‘hart’ + burna ‘steam’. However, this conjecture is not borne out by the distribution of the surname a century later, when it occurs chiefly in Cambridgeshire and London and also with a significant presence in the Channel Islands, perhaps suggesting that it could be a variant of Harpin.

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

Similar surnames: Harden, Harten, Haren, Carden, Marden, Haven, Harber, Harte, Garbe

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Harben Family Origin

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Harben Family Occupations

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In 1939, Painter And Decorator and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Harben. 94% of Harben women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Painter And Decorator

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Harben Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 550 military records available for the last name Harben. For the veterans among your Harben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harben Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Harben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Harben in 1964 was 72, and 94 in 2004.

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