Harsch Family History

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Harsch Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a stern or severe man, from Middle Low German harsch ‘harsh’, ‘stern’. German: metonymic occupational name for a soldier, from Middle High German harsch, harst ‘body of troops’.

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


Similar surnames: Barsch, Hirsch, Hach, Marsch, Hosch, Horsch, Karsch, Raisch, Horch

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Harsch Family Origin

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Harsch Family Occupations

What did your Harsch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Harsch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Harsch's were Farmers. Farmer, Cigar Maker and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harsch. A less common occupation for the Harsch family was Bakery.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Cigar Maker

    5%
  • Baker

    3%
  • Bakery

    3%

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

Harsch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Harsch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harsch 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Harsch. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Harsch. For the veterans among your Harsch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harsch Life Expectancy

What is the average Harsch lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Harsch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Harsch in 1947 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harsch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harsch 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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