Harner Family History

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Harner Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; probably a nickname for a noisy person, from Middle High German har(e)n ‘call’, ‘shout’ + -er, agent suffix.

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

Similar surnames: Harer, Harrer, Marner, Hahner, Garner, Hafner, Harder, Harker, Karner

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Harner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Harner name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Harner Family Origin

Where is the Harner family from?

Harner Family Occupations

What did your Harner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Harner occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 21% of Harner's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Harner family was Courier . Agricultural Labourer, Bookseller and Brick Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harner.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bookseller

  • Brick Maker

  • Courier


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

Harner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Harner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Harner. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Harner. For the veterans among your Harner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harner Life Expectancy

What is the average Harner lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Harner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Harner in 1941 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harner 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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