Harrop Family History

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Harrop Name Meaning

English (mainly south Lancashire): habitational name from any of several places in West Yorkshire or from one in Cheshire called Harrop, or from Harehope in Northumberland, all of which are named from Old English hara ‘hare’ + hop ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Harrow, Harlow, Barrow, Harton, Yarrow, Harp, Harry, Barros, Harrup

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Harrop Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Harrop name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Harrop Family Origin

Where is the Harrop family from?

Harrop Family Occupations

What did your Harrop ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Harrop occupation in the UK was Carter. 2% of Harrop's were Carters. Carter, Cotton Weaver and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harrop. A less common occupation for the Harrop family was Annuitant.

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  • Carter

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Coal Miner

  • Annuitant


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

Harrop Historical Records

What Harrop family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Harrop. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harrop 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Harrop. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Harrop. For the veterans among your Harrop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harrop Life Expectancy

What is the average Harrop lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Harrop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Harrop in 1949 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harrop

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harrop 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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