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Harvard Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Hereweard, composed of the elements here ‘army’ + weard ‘guard’, which was borne by an 11th-century thane of Lincolnshire, leader of resistance to the advancing Normans. The Old Norse cognate Hervarðr was also common and, particularly in the Danelaw, it may in part lie behind the surname. Welsh: variant of Havard.

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


Similar surnames: Harold, Harford, Haggard, Savard, Harland, Hansard, Hazard, Harward

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Harvard Family Origin

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Harvard Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Accountant

    9%
  • Wesleyan Minister

    9%
  • Annuitant

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Accountant and Wesleyan Minister were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harvard. A less common occupation for the Harvard family was Annuitant. The most common Harvard occupation in the UK was Farmer. 14% of Harvard's were Farmers.

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