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 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harms. A less common occupation for the Harms family was Carpenter. The most common Harms occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Harms's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

Harms Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harms

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harms 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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