Harbison Family History

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Harbison Name Meaning

English (chiefly northern Ireland): patronymic from the personal name Herbert. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a common one in Old French and Middle English.)

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

Similar surnames: Herbison, Harrison, Harmison, Addison, Hardison, Hasson, Harvison

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Harbison Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Harbison name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Harbison. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Harbison Family Origin

Where is the Harbison family from?

Harbison Family Occupations

What did your Harbison ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Harbison occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Harbison's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harbison. A less common occupation for the Harbison family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Harbison ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Harbison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Harbison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harbison census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Harbison. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Harbison. For the veterans among your Harbison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harbison Life Expectancy

What is the average Harbison lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Harbison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Harbison in 1943 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harbison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harbison ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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