Harkey Family History

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Harkey Name Meaning

English: probably from a pet form of a medieval personal name, probably either Harry or a derivative of Hard.

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

Similar surnames: Harker, Harvey, Harley, Harty, Hankey, Harney, Larkey, Harke, Varkey

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Harkey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Harkey name?

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


  • Norway


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Harkey Family Origin

Where is the Harkey family from?

Harkey Family Occupations

What did your Harkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Harkey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Harkey's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harkey. A less common occupation for the Harkey family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Harkey Historical Records

What Harkey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Harkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harkey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Harkey. 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 Harkey. For the veterans among your Harkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Harkey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Harkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Harkey in 1941 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harkey 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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