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Harness Name Meaning

English: from a Norman personal name (Old German Arn(e)gis, Old French Erneïs, (H)ernaïs). English: occupational name for a maker of harness or suits of mail, from Middle English harnais ‘harness’ (Old French harneis ‘equipment’, ‘accoutrements (of a soldier or horse)’).

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


Similar surnames: Harkness, Barnes, Harnois, Garness, Harless, Haynes, Furness, Holness

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Harness Family Origin

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Harness Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    11%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Annuitant

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Harness family was Annuitant. The most common Harness occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Harness's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harness.

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Harness Historical Records

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Harness Life Expectancy

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