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Harnage Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Harnage in Shropshire, which has as its second element Old English ecg ‘edge’, ‘steep ridge’; the first is uncertain but may be a derivative, hæren ‘rocky’, of an unrecorded Old English hær ‘stone’. The surname now appears to be extinct in England; in the U.S. it is concentrated in FL and GA.

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


Similar surnames: Warne, Large, Darnall, Salvage, Haagen, Ladage, Arnall, Haldane

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Where is the Harnage family from?

You can see how Harnage families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harnage family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harnage families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Harnage families living in Georgia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Harnage's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Harnage families in 1840.
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What did your Harnage ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Harnage. 32% of Harnage men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Harnage women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harnage were Truck Driver 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
    32%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Sectioniper
    25%
  • Cook
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Passenger Lists

There are 118 immigration records available for the last name Harnage. 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 592 military records available for the last name Harnage. For the veterans among your Harnage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harnage lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Harnage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Harnage in 1962 was 66, and 66 in 2004.

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