Harrer Family History

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Harrer Name Meaning

South 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Harrer Family Origin

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Harrer Family Occupations

What did your Harrer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Harrer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Harrer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harrer. A less common occupation for the Harrer family was Agt. For Fur. Fact..

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Agt. For Fur. Fact.


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

Harrer Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Harrer Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harrer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harrer 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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