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Harlan Family History

Harlan Name Meaning
Northern Irish (of English origin): altered form of Harland 1.

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

703,681 Historical Documents with Harlan on Ancestry.com
81,670 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,494 Military Records
2,594 Immigration Records
60,677 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Harlan Families

  • Number of Harlan families
     75 - 148
     26 - 74
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Harlan families
     27 - 51
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Harlan families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Harlan census records

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Harlan Family Origin

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Harlan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Harlan

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Harlan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Harlan census records

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Harlan Civil War Service Records

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