Hargett Family History

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Hargett Name Meaning

Variant of English Hargate, a habitational name from Harrogate in North Yorkshire, which is named with Old Norse hórgr ‘cairn’, ‘heap of stones’ + gata ‘road’. variant of German Hergert.

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

Similar surnames: Huggett, Barnett, Targett, Harnett, Hassett, Hackett, Hazlett

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Hargett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hargett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hargett. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Hargett Family Origin

Where is the Hargett family from?

Hargett Family Occupations

What did your Hargett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hargett. A less common occupation for the Hargett family was Farm Laborer. The most common Hargett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Hargett's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Hargett Historical Records

What Hargett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hargett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hargett 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 467 immigration records available for the last name Hargett. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hargett. For the veterans among your Hargett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hargett Life Expectancy

What is the average Hargett lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hargett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hargett in 1953 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hargett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hargett 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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