Harry Name Meaning

English (mainly South Wales and southwestern England): from the medieval personal name Harry, which was the usual vernacular form of Henry, with assimilation of the consonantal cluster and regular Middle English change of -er- to -ar-. French: from the Germanic personal name Hariric, composed of the elements hari, heri ‘army’ + ric ‘power(ful)’.

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


Similar surnames: Barry, Hardy, Hurry, Merry, Harty, Harr, Harke, Berry, Terry, Larry

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Harry Family Origin

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Harry Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Fisherman

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harry. A less common occupation for the Harry family was Labourer. The most common Harry occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Harry's were Farmers.

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Harry Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Harry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Harry in 1943 was 18, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harry

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