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Harold Family History

Harold Name Meaning
English: from the Old English personal name Hereweald, its Old Norse equivalent Haraldr, or the Continental form Herold introduced to Britain by the Normans. These all go back to a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + wald ‘rule’, which is attested in Europe from an early date; the Roman historian Tacitus records a certain Cariovalda, chief of the Germanic tribe of the Batavi, as early as the 1st century ad.English: occupational name for a herald, Middle English herau(l)d (Old French herau(l)t, from a Germanic compound of the same elements as above, used as a common noun).German: from a personal name equivalent to 1.Irish: this name is of direct Norse origin (see 1), but is also occasionally a variant of Harrell and Hurrell.

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

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Name Distribution of Harold Families

  • Number of Harold families
     69 - 135
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Harold families
     129 - 256
     44 - 128
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Harold families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Harold Family Origin

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Harold Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Harold

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Harold Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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