Harp Name Meaning

English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a harpist (see Harper), or occasionally a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a harp. English: habitational name from a minor place such as Harp House in Eastwood, Essex, or South Harp in South Petherton, Somerset, denoting a place where salt was produced, from Old English hearpe ‘harp’, an implement used in the processing of salt. Compare Harpham. German: metonymic occupational name for a harpist, from Middle High German harpfe ‘harp’. German: variant of Harpe.

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


Similar surnames: Hard, Hart, Happ, Carp, Karp, Hare, Harm, Haro, Harb, Hall

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Harp Family Origin

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Harp Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Carman

    6%
  • Linen Girth Web Weaver

    6%
  • Basket Maker

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Harp family was Basket Maker. Agricultural Labourer, Carman and Linen Girth Web Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harp. The most common Harp occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Harp's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Between 1948 and 2004, Harp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Harp in 1948 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harp

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