Harpel Family History

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Harpel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of Harpe 1, or variant spelling of Herpel.

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


Similar surnames: Happel, Hampel, Herpel, Hartel, Karpel, Harvel, Apel, Martel, Handel

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Harpel Family Origin

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Harpel Family Occupations

What did your Harpel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Harpel family was Blacksmith. The most common Harpel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Harpel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Pattern Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harpel.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Pattern Maker

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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

Harpel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Harpel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harpel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Harpel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Harpel. For the veterans among your Harpel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harpel Life Expectancy

What is the average Harpel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Harpel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Harpel in 1952 was 36, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harpel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harpel 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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