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Harmes Family History

Harmes Name Meaning

English: variant of Harm 2. Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Herman (see Hermann).

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


Similar surnames: Harms, Hermes, Armes, Hammes, Haimes, Haymes, Harmel, Harts, Harmer

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Where is the Harmes family from?

You can see how Harmes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harmes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harmes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Harmes family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Harmes's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Harmes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harmes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harmes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Harmes. 26% of Harmes men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Harmes women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harmes were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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
    23%
  • Mechanic
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    18%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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What Harmes family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Harmes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harmes 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 682 immigration records available for the last name Harmes. 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 Harmes. For the veterans among your Harmes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harmes lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Harmes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Harmes in 1962 was 76, and 72 in 2004.

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