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Harness Family History

Harness Name Meaning
English: from a Norman personal name (Old German Arn(e)gis, Old French Erneïs, (H)ernaïs).English: occupational name for a maker of harness or suits of mail, from Middle English harnais ‘harness’ (Old French harneis ‘equipment’, ‘accoutrements (of a soldier or horse)’).

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

209,567 Historical Documents with Harness on Ancestry.com
35,548 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,871 Military Records
1,103 Immigration Records
25,359 Census and Voter Lists
142,686 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Harness Families

  • Number of Harness families
     29 - 55
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Harness families
     78 - 153
     27 - 77
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Harness families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Harness census records

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Harness Family Origin

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Harness Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Harness

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Harness Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Harness census records

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Harness Civil War Service Records

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