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Harb Name Meaning

Arabic (mainly Egypt and the Levant): from an ancient Arabic personal name based on the word ḥarb ‘war’. Bearers of this surname are both Muslims and Christians. German: possibly a topographic name for someone living by a swamp Old High German hor. It is also found in Switzerland. Austrian German: nickname for a harsh bitter or unfriendly person from the South German adjective harb (Middle High German harw) ‘wicked angry’. This surname is also found in Slovenia.

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 USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Harb family living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Harb's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Harb families in 1840.
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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 USA 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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Seamstress
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Harb. 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 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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