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Harkey Family History

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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Where is the Harkey family from?

You can see how Harkey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harkey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harkey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Harkey families living in North Carolina. This was about 34% of all the recorded Harkey's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Harkey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harkey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harkey. 26% of Harkey men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Harkey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harkey were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Saleslady
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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