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Harle Family History

Harle Name Meaning

South German (Härle): nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German har ‘hair’. Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from Kirkharle and Little Harle in Northumberland (earlier simply Herle, Harle), possibly named from an Old English personal name Herela (a derivative of the various compound names with the first element here ‘army’) + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. English: variant of Earl. French (Harlé): topographic name from a derivative of harle ‘ditch’.

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


Similar surnames: Hale, Harley, Hare, Harke, Halle, Hartle, Harre, Harpe, Haile, Hatley

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Where is the Harle family from?

You can see how Harle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harle families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Harle families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Harle's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Harle families in 1840.
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What did your Harle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Harle. 19% of Harle men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Harle women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harle were Manager and Operator.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    30%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Operator
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Harle. 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 Harle. For the veterans among your Harle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harle lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Harle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Harle in 1947 was 40, and 58 in 2004.

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