Harfst Family History

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Harfst Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from Middle High German harfst ‘harvest’. See German Herbst.

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

Similar surnames: Herbst, Hart, Hardt, Harpst, Haaf, Haft, Hirst, Hurst, Karst, Harms

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Harfst Family Origin

Where is the Harfst family from?

Harfst Family Occupations

What did your Harfst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Harfst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Harfst's were Farmers. Farmer and Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Harfst. A less common occupation for the Harfst family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Harfst Historical Records

What Harfst family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 839 census records available for the last name Harfst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harfst 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 266 immigration records available for the last name Harfst. 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 167 military records available for the last name Harfst. For the veterans among your Harfst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harfst Life Expectancy

What is the average Harfst lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Harfst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Harfst in 1962 was 50, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harfst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harfst 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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