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Harold Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Hereweald, its Old Norse equivalent Haraldr, or the Continental form Herold introduced to Britain by the Normans. These all go back to a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + wald ‘rule’, which is attested in Europe from an early date; the Roman historian Tacitus records a certain Cariovalda, chief of the Germanic tribe of the Batavi, as early as the 1st century ad. English: occupational name for a herald, Middle English herau(l)d (Old French herau(l)t, from a Germanic compound of the same elements as above, used as a common noun). German: from a personal name equivalent to 1. Irish: this name is of direct Norse origin (see 1), but is also occasionally a variant of Harrell and Hurrell.

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

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Harold Family Origin

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Harold Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Harold family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harold. The most common Harold occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Harold's were Farmers.

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