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Harling Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Harling in Norfolk. The placename means ‘(settlement of) the people of Herela’ from an Old English personal name Herela + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas. English: variant of Harlin . North German: habitational name from any of several places so named from a derivative of an ancient Germanic personal name with the first element hari heri ‘army’. German (Härling): nickname for an immature person from Old High German herling ‘(sour) grape harvested before maturity’.

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


Similar surnames: Harting, Halling, Helling, Arling, Haring, Darling, Harding, Harring

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Where is the Harling family from?

You can see how Harling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harling families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Harling families living in South Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Harling's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Harling families in 1840.
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What did your Harling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harling. 24% of Harling men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Harling women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harling were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Harling. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Harling. For the veterans among your Harling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harling lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Harling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Harling in 1952 was 29, and 69 in 2004.

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