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Harnack Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German hardenack ‘hard-nose’ a tough inflexible person.

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


Similar surnames: Haack, Harnick, Barnick, Schnack, Harbeck, Charnock, Bernick, Hammack

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Where is the Harnack family from?

You can see how Harnack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harnack family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Harnack families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 47 Harnack families living in Iowa. This was about 55% of all the recorded Harnack's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Harnack families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harnack surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harnack ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harnack. 40% of Harnack men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Harnack women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harnack were Clerk 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
    40%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Clerk
    20%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Harnack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harnack 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 623 immigration records available for the last name Harnack. 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 824 military records available for the last name Harnack. For the veterans among your Harnack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harnack lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Harnack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Harnack in 1959 was 61, and 89 in 2004.

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