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Harb Name Meaning

Arabic: from an ancient Arabic personal name based on the word ?harb ‘war’. The Prophet Muhammad counseled against giving children names such as ?Harb, associated with violence. Nevertheless, the name has survived and flourishes in some places in the Arabic-speaking world. German: of uncertain derivation. Possibly a topographic name for someone living by a swamp, Old High German hor. It is also found in Switzerland, eastern Slovenia, and elsewhere.

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


Similar surnames: Hard, Hart, Garb, Harp, Hare, Hari, Hall, Mar, Herb, Hahn

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Where is the Harb family from?

You can see how Harb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harb families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Harb family living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Harb's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Harb families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harb surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Harb. 18% of Harb men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Harb women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harb were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Seamstress
    10%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Harb lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Harb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Harb in 1951 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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