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Harold Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Hereweald, its Old Norse equivalent Haraldr, or the Continental form Herold introduced to Britain by the Normans. These all go back to a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + wald ‘rule’, which is attested in Europe from an early date; the Roman historian Tacitus records a certain Cariovalda, chief of the Germanic tribe of the Batavi, as early as the 1st century ad. English: occupational name for a herald, Middle English herau(l)d (Old French herau(l)t, from a Germanic compound of the same elements as above, used as a common noun). German: from a personal name equivalent to 1. Irish: this name is of direct Norse origin (see 1), but is also occasionally a variant of Harrell and Hurrell.

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


Similar surnames: Herold, Hard, Harbold, Arnold, Harle, Herod, Harford, Parola, Herbold

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Harold Family Origin

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Harold Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    4%
  • Charwoman

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Harold family was Coal Miner. The most common Harold occupation in the UK was Laborer. 4% of Harold's were Laborers. Laborer, Charwoman and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harold.

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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