Harry Family History

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Harry Name Meaning

English (mainly South Wales and southwestern England): from the medieval personal name Harry, which was the usual vernacular form of Henry, with assimilation of the consonantal cluster and regular Middle English change of -er- to -ar-. French: from the Germanic personal name Hariric, composed of the elements hari, heri ‘army’ + ric ‘power(ful)’.

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


Similar surnames: Barry, Hardy, Hurry, Merry, Harty, Harr, Harke, Berry, Terry, Larry

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Harry Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Harry name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Harry. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    45%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Benin/Togo

    3%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Harry Family Origin

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Harry Family Occupations

What did your Harry ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harry. The most common Harry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Harry's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Harry family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Harry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 135,000 census records available for the last name Harry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harry 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Harry. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Harry. For the veterans among your Harry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harry Life Expectancy

What is the average Harry lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Harry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Harry in 1943 was 18, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harry 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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