Hark Family History

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Hark Name Meaning

English: perhaps a derivative of Middle English herkien ‘to listen’ (compare Harker 2). Dutch and Belgian: habitational name from St-Lambrechts-Herk or Herk-de-Stad in the Belgian province of Limburg, which take their names from the Herk river. Probably an altered spelling of German Harke.

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

Similar surnames: Mark, Hard, Harp, Hart, Bark, Harke, Lark, Park, Hawk, Wark

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Hark Family Origin

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Hark Family Occupations

What did your Hark ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hark. A less common occupation for the Hark family was Keeping House. The most common Hark occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Hark's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Keeping House


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Hark Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Hark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hark 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 Hark. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hark. For the veterans among your Hark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hark Life Expectancy

What is the average Hark lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Hark in 1959 was 55, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hark 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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