Harr Family History

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Harr Name Meaning

North German: from a Frisian short form of any of the Germanic personal names with the first element hari, heri ‘army’, for example, Hermann, Herbert.

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

Similar surnames: Hard, Harry, Darr, Harm, Garr, Harre, Hart, Barr, Marr, Harb

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Harr Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Harr name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Harr. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Harr Family Origin

Where is the Harr family from?

Harr Family Occupations

What did your Harr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harr. The most common Harr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Harr's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Harr family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Blacksmith


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

Harr Historical Records

What Harr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Harr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harr 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Harr. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Harr. For the veterans among your Harr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harr Life Expectancy

What is the average Harr lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Harr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Harr in 1944 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harr 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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