Harpham Family History

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Harpham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in East Yorkshire near Bridlington, so named from Old English hearpe ‘harp’ (the instrument or the device used for purifying sea salt) + ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Markham, Farnham, Lapham, Barham, Parham, Wareham, Turnham, Tatham

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Harpham Family Origin

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Harpham Family Occupations

What did your Harpham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Harpham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Harpham's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harpham. A less common occupation for the Harpham family was Adjuster For Board Of Marine Underwriters.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Keeping House

  • Adjuster For Board Of Marine Underwriters


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

Harpham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Harpham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harpham 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 957 immigration records available for the last name Harpham. 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 Harpham. For the veterans among your Harpham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harpham Life Expectancy

What is the average Harpham lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Harpham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Harpham in 1963 was 77, and 79 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harpham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harpham 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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