Harms Family History

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Harms Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, Danish, and English: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Herman(n) (see Hermann).

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


Similar surnames: Herms, Harmes, Harts, Harm, Garms, Hardt, Hards, Mars, Harke, Herm

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Harms Family Origin

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Harms Family Occupations

What did your Harms ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Harms. 30% of Harms men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Harms women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harms were Salesman and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Maid
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Harms Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Harms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harms 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 Harms. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Harms. For the veterans among your Harms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harms Life Expectancy

What is the average Harms lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Harms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Harms in 1940 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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