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Harrier Name Meaning

nickname or occupational name for someone who hunted hares, or who was thought to resemble a breed of dog used in hunting hares. nickname for someone thought to resemble a harrier, a kind of hawk, Middle English harrower. nickname for a raider or plunderer, from an agent noun derived from Middle English herian, Old English her(g)ian ‘to harry’, ‘plunder’, ‘ravage’.

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

Similar surnames: Carrier, Harker, Perrier, Harrer, Harder, Harper, Currier, Farrier

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Where is the Harrier family from?

You can see how Harrier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harrier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harrier families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Harrier families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Harrier's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Harrier families in 1840.
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What did your Harrier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harrier. 28% of Harrier men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Harrier women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harrier were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Harrier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harrier 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 Harrier. 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 998 military records available for the last name Harrier. For the veterans among your Harrier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harrier lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Harrier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Harrier in 1949 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

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