Harring Family History

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Harring Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a fisher or seller of herrings (see Haring). Dutch: from a personal name, a variant of Herring 3. German: variant of Harig.

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

Similar surnames: Herring, Haring, Haering, Harding, Harling, Harting, Hartig, Arning

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Harring Family Origin

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Harring Family Occupations

What did your Harring ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Harring occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 13% of Harring's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Harring family was Joiner Unemployed. Carpenter, Civil & Mining Engineer and Hammersmith In Iron Wks were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harring.

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  • Carpenter

  • Civil & Mining Engineer

  • Hammersmith In Iron Wks

  • Joiner Unemployed


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

Harring Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Harring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harring 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 Harring. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Harring. For the veterans among your Harring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harring Life Expectancy

What is the average Harring lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Harring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Harring in 1960 was 42, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harring

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harring 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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