Harmon Family History

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Harmon Name Meaning

Irish (mainly County Louth): generally of English origin (see 1); but sometimes also used as a variant of Harman or Hardiman, i.e. an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArgadáin (see Hargadon). English: variant spelling of Harman 1.

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

Similar surnames: Harman, Harton, Harron, Garmon, Carmon, Salmon, Harmond, Carron

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Harmon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Harmon name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Harmon Family Origin

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Harmon Family Occupations

What did your Harmon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Harmon family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harmon. The most common Harmon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Harmon's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Harmon Historical Records

What Harmon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 243,000 census records available for the last name Harmon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harmon 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Harmon. 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 60,000 military records available for the last name Harmon. For the veterans among your Harmon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harmon Life Expectancy

What is the average Harmon lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Harmon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Harmon in 1940 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harmon 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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