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Harrison Family History

Harrison Name Meaning
Northern English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Harry.

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

9,630,569 Historical Documents with Harrison on Ancestry.com
2,802,604 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
228,185 Military Records
237,651 Immigration Records
1,798,267 Census and Voter Lists
4,563,862 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Harrison Families

  • Number of Harrison families
     865 - 1,728
     289 - 864
     1 - 288
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Harrison families
     7,394 - 14,785
     2,465 - 7,393
     1 - 2,464
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Harrison families
     304 - 606
     102 - 303
     1 - 101
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Harrison census records

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Harrison Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Harrison families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Harrison Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Harrison families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Harrison

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Harrison Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Harrison census records

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Harrison Civil War Service Records

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