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Harring Name Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational name for a fisher or seller of herrings (see Haring ). German: variant of Harig .

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


Similar surnames: Herring, Haring, Haering, Harding, Harling, Harting, Hartig, Arning

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Where is the Harring family from?

You can see how Harring families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harring family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harring families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 13 Harring families living in New York. This was about 52% of all the recorded Harring's in USA. New York had the highest population of Harring families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harring surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harring ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harring. 21% of Harring men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Harring women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harring were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Cook
    7%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Harring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harring 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 Harring. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Harring. For the veterans among your Harring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harring lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Harring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Harring in 1960 was 42, and 60 in 2004.

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