Harke Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Harke Name Meaning

from a Frisian personal name, a short form of any of the Germanic personal names with hari, heri ‘army’ as the first element (see for example Herman, Herwig). possibly a nickname or metonymic occupational name from Middle Low German harke ‘rake’, or a topographic name from herk, hark ‘marsh’, ‘bog’.

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

Similar surnames: Harle, Hacke, Hare, Hanke, Hake, Haake, Harpe, Hark, Haske, Hapke

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Harke Family Origin

Where is the Harke family from?

Harke Family Occupations

What did your Harke ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Aircraft Panel Dealer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Harke. 8% of Harke men worked as an Aircraft Panel Dealer and 41% of Harke women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harke were Farm Carter and At School

View Census data for Harke | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Aircraft Panel Dealer
  • Ammel Trainer
  • Bank Manager
  • Farm Carter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • At School

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

Harke Historical Records

What Harke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Harke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Harke

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Harke. 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.

View all Harke immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Harke. For the veterans among your Harke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Harke military records

You've only scratched the surface of Harke family history.

Harke Life Expectancy

What is the average Harke lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Harke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Harke in 1951 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harke 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.

Famous Harke Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name