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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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Where is the Hark family from?

You can see how Hark families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hark family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hark families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Hark families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hark's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hark families in 1840.
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What did your Hark ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hark. 21% of Hark men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Hark women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hark were Farm Laborer and Teacher.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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