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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


Similar surnames: Herold, Hard, Harbold, Arnold, Harle, Herod, Harford, Parola, Herbold

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Harold Family Origin

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Harold Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Farming

    4%

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Harold Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, Harold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Harold in 1949 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

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