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Harjo Family History

Harjo Name Meaning

Native American (Creek): from an American English spelling of a second element of Muscogee Creek war names based on the word haco ‘crazy (in the sense of bravery) foolhardy’ such as Cetto Haco ‘Crazy Snake’. Altered form of Finnish Harju .

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


Similar surnames: Harju, Hari, Barto, Barko, Hirko, Marlo, Harne, Harte, Vargo, Harlow

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Where is the Harjo family from?

You can see how Harjo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harjo family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 104 Harjo families living in Oklahoma. This was about 81% of all the recorded Harjo's in USA. Oklahoma had the highest population of Harjo families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harjo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harjo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harjo. 49% of Harjo men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Harjo women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harjo were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Labor
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    40%
  • House Work
    34%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Harjo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harjo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 323 immigration records available for the last name Harjo. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Harjo. For the veterans among your Harjo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harjo lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Harjo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Harjo in 1954 was 36, and 56 in 2004.

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