Harnett Family History

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Harnett Name Meaning

Irish (County Limerick): variant of Hartnett. English: variant of Arnold 1.

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

Similar surnames: Arnett, Hargett, Hartnett, Barnett, Arnet, Harned, Barnet, Arnott

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Harnett Family Origin

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Harnett Family Occupations

What did your Harnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harnett. The most common Harnett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Harnett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Harnett family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeps House

  • Keeping House


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

Harnett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Harnett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harnett 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Harnett. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Harnett. For the veterans among your Harnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harnett Life Expectancy

What is the average Harnett lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Harnett in 1942 was 62, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harnett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harnett 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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