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Harrop Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Harrop Harrop Dale Harrop Hall (Yorkshire) or Harehope (Northumberland) all of which may derive from Old English hara ‘hare’ + hop ‘small enclosed valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Harrow, Harlow, Barrow, Harton, Yarrow, Harp, Harry, Barros, Harrup

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Where is the Harrop family from?

You can see how Harrop families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harrop family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harrop families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Harrop families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Harrop's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Harrop families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harrop surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harrop ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harrop. 18% of Harrop men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Harrop women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harrop were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Waitress
    13%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Harrop. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harrop 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Harrop. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Harrop. For the veterans among your Harrop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harrop lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Harrop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Harrop in 1949 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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