Harbour Family History

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Harbour Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a keeper of a lodging house, from late Old English herebeorg ‘shelter’, ‘lodging’ (from here ‘army’ + beorg ‘shelter’). (The change of -er- to -ar- is a regular phonetic process in Old French and Middle English.) Variant of French Arbour.

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

Similar surnames: Barbour, Arbour, Harcourt, Harold, Armour, Barber, Harford, Harlow

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Harbour Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Harbour name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Harbour. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Harbour Family Origin

Where is the Harbour family from?

Harbour Family Occupations

What did your Harbour ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Harbour occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Harbour's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harbour. A less common occupation for the Harbour family was Carpenter.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Harbour ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Harbour Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Harbour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harbour census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Harbour. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Harbour. For the veterans among your Harbour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harbour Life Expectancy

What is the average Harbour lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Harbour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Harbour in 1943 was 44, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harbour

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harbour ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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