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Harrer Name Meaning

Austrian German: occupational name for a flax grower or seller from Middle High German har ‘flax’ + the agent suffix -er.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Harer, Karrer, Harder, Harner, Haberer, Herzer, Harper, Harrier

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Where is the Harrer family from?

You can see how Harrer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harrer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harrer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Harrer family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Harrer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Harrer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harrer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harrer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harrer. 19% of Harrer men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Harrer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harrer were Clerk and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Harrer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harrer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Harrer. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Harrer. For the veterans among your Harrer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harrer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Harrer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Harrer in 1946 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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