Harnack Family History

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Harnack Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German hardenack ‘hard-nose’, a tough, inflexible person. variant of Harnick.

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

Similar surnames: Haack, Harnick, Barnick, Schnack, Harbeck, Charnock, Bernick, Hammack

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Harnack Family Origin

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Harnack Family Occupations

What did your Harnack ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Harnack family was Tailor. The most common Harnack occupation in the USA was Farmer. 73% of Harnack's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer On R.R. and Stone Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harnack.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer On R.R.

  • Stone Cutter

  • Tailor


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

Harnack Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Harnack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harnack 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 623 immigration records available for the last name Harnack. 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 824 military records available for the last name Harnack. For the veterans among your Harnack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harnack Life Expectancy

What is the average Harnack lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Harnack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Harnack in 1959 was 61, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harnack

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harnack 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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