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Harvell Name Meaning

English (Dorset): habitational name either from Harefield (Middlesex) or from Harvel near Rochester (Kent). The Middlesex placename derives from Old English here ‘army’ + feld ‘open country’ while the Kent placename comes from Old English heorot ‘hart stag’ + feld. Compare Hairfield .

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


Similar surnames: Hartell, Harwell, Carvell, Hartnell, Farnell, Marvel, Haswell

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Where is the Harvell family from?

You can see how Harvell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harvell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harvell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Harvell families living in Tennessee. This was about 23% of all the recorded Harvell's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Harvell families in 1840.
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What did your Harvell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harvell. 28% of Harvell men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Harvell women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harvell were Labor and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Labor
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Harvell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harvell 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 377 immigration records available for the last name Harvell. 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 Harvell. For the veterans among your Harvell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harvell lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Harvell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Harvell in 1946 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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