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Harton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so called in County Durham and North Yorkshire, and possibly also from the one in Shropshire. The first was named in Old English with heorot ‘stag’, ‘hart’ + dun ‘hill’; the second with hær ‘rock’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. Irish: variant spelling of Hartin.

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


Similar surnames: Horton, Harston, Hayton, Marton, Halton, Wharton, Hatton, Parton

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Where is the Harton family from?

You can see how Harton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harton families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Harton families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 23% of all the recorded Harton's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Harton families in 1840.
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What did your Harton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harton. 21% of Harton men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Harton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harton were Farming and Maid. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Harton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Harton. 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 Harton. For the veterans among your Harton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harton lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Harton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Harton in 1952 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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