Harrower Family History

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Harrower Name Meaning

Scottish (Fife) and English: occupational name for someone who harrowed cultivated land, perhaps someone who did this as a feudal service on manorial land, from an agent derivative of Middle English harwen ‘to rake’ (of Scandinavian origin).

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

Similar surnames: Harrier, Carrier, Harder, Harrow, Harker, Harrer, Harbour, Barrow

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Harrower Family Origin

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Harrower Family Occupations

What did your Harrower ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Blacksmith and Coalminer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harrower. The most common Harrower occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 15% of Harrower's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Harrower family was Dressmaker.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Blacksmith

  • Coalminer

  • Dressmaker


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

Harrower Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Harrower. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harrower 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Harrower. 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 Harrower. For the veterans among your Harrower ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harrower Life Expectancy

What is the average Harrower lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Harrower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Harrower in 1958 was 60, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harrower

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harrower 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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