Harsh Family History

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Harsh Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Harsch.

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

Similar surnames: Larsh, Hash, Barsh, Hursh, Karsh, Hirsh, Harsch, Harnish, Karch, Pash

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Harsh Family Origin

Where is the Harsh family from?

Harsh Family Occupations

What did your Harsh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Harsh family was Carpenter. The most common Harsh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Harsh's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harsh.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Harsh Historical Records

What Harsh family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Harsh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harsh 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 821 immigration records available for the last name Harsh. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Harsh. For the veterans among your Harsh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harsh Life Expectancy

What is the average Harsh lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Harsh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Harsh in 1943 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harsh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harsh 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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