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Harker Name Meaning

English (mainly northeastern England and West Yorkshire): habitational name from either of two places in Cumbria, or from one in the parish of Halsall, near Ormskirk, Lancashire. The Cumbrian places are probably named from Middle English hart ‘male deer’ + kerr ‘marshland’. The one in Lancashire has the same second element, while the first is probably Old English har ‘gray’ or hara ‘hare’. nickname for an eavesdropper or busybody, from an agent derivative of Middle English herkien ‘to listen’.

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


Similar surnames: Marker, Harder, Harmer, Harper, Barker, Hacker, Parker, Hawker

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Harker Family Origin

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Harker Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Lead Miner

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Harker occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Harker's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Lead Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harker. A less common occupation for the Harker family was Agricultural Labourer.

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Harker Historical Records

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Harker Life Expectancy

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