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Harke Name Meaning

from a Frisian personal name, a short form of any of the Germanic personal names with hari, heri ‘army’ as the first element (see for example Herman, Herwig). possibly a nickname or metonymic occupational name from Middle Low German harke ‘rake’, or a topographic name from herk, hark ‘marsh’, ‘bog’.

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


Similar surnames: Harle, Hacke, Hare, Hanke, Hake, Haake, Harpe, Hark, Haske, Hapke

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Harke Family Origin

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Harke Family Occupations

What did your Harke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Cabnet Maker and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harke. A less common occupation for the Harke family was Dealer Malt Lg.. The most common Harke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Harke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Cabnet Maker

    5%
  • Cigar Maker

    5%
  • Dealer Malt Lg.

    5%

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

Harke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Harke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harke 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Harke. 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 Harke. For the veterans among your Harke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harke Life Expectancy

What is the average Harke lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Harke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Harke in 1951 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harke 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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