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Harman Name Meaning

English (mainly southeast) Dutch and Czech: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements heri hari ‘army’ + man ‘man’ (see Hermann ). In England this name was introduced by the Normans. Irish: variant of Hargadon . Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): perhaps a nickname for someone with a copious or noticeable head of hair (see Haar ). Americanized form of German Harmann or Hermann or Herrmann cognates of 1 above. Compare Harmon . Americanized form of Polish Czech Slovenian Croatian or other Slavic Herman cognates of 1 and 4 above.

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


Similar surnames: Hardman, Herman, Harmon, Warman, Hartman, Carman, Hayman, Arman

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Where is the Harman family from?

You can see how Harman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 125 Harman families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 19% of all the recorded Harman's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Harman families in 1840.
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What did your Harman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harman. 16% of Harman men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Harman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harman were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Harman. 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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There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Harman. For the veterans among your Harman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Harman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1947. The average life expectancy for Harman in 1943 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

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