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Harrity Family History

Harrity Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOireachtaigh ‘descendant of Oireachtach’ a personal name meaning ‘member of the assembly’ or ‘frequenting assemblies’. Compare Geraghty .

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


Similar surnames: Herrity, Garrity, Dorrity, Harty, Harris, Harrigan, Wharry, Darity

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Where is the Harrity family from?

You can see how Harrity families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harrity family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Harrity families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 54 Harrity families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 37% of all the recorded Harrity's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Harrity families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harrity surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harrity ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harrity. 26% of Harrity men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Harrity women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harrity were Truck Driver 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
    26%
  • Salesman
    24%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Harrity. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harrity 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 698 immigration records available for the last name Harrity. 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 799 military records available for the last name Harrity. For the veterans among your Harrity ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harrity lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harrity life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Harrity in 1942 was 43, and 37 in 2004.

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