Harman Family History

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Harman Name Meaning

English (mainly southeast), French, German (Harmann) and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + man ‘man’ (see Hermann). In England this name was introduced by the Normans. Irish: generally of English origin (see 1); but sometimes also used as a variant of Hardiman, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArgadáin (see Hargadon). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname for someone with a copious or noticeable head of hair (see Haar).

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

Similar surnames: Hardman, Herman, Harmon, Warman, Hartman, Carman, Hayman, Arman

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Harman Family Origin

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Harman Family Occupations

What did your Harman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Harman. 2% of Harman men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Harman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harman were Carpenter joiner and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter joiner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties

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

Harman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 238,000 census records available for the last name Harman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harman 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Harman. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Harman. For the veterans among your Harman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harman Life Expectancy

What is the average Harman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Harman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1947. The average life expectancy for Harman in 1943 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

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