Harkin Family History

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Harkin Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarcáin ‘descendant of Earcán’, a byname or personal name formed from a diminutive of earc ‘red’, ‘bloody’; also meaning ‘pig’. English: from a pet form of a medieval personal name (see Harkey).

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

Similar surnames: Larkin, Haskin, Hartin, Hankin, Markin, Carlin, Parkin, Arkin

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Harkin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Harkin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Harkin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Harkin Family Origin

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Harkin Family Occupations

What did your Harkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Harkin occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Harkin's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Harkin family was Keeping House. Laborer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harkin.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House


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

Harkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Harkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harkin 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Harkin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Harkin. For the veterans among your Harkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Harkin lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Harkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Harkin in 1959 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harkin 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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