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Harwick Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Harwich (Essex) or less probably from Harwich Street in Whitstable (Kent). The placenames derive from Old English here ‘army’ + wīc ‘dwelling specialized farmstead’. German: habitational name from a place so called near Coesfeld Westphalia.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Barwick, Hardwick, Warwick, Herwick, Garrick, Farwick, Chadwick

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Where is the Harwick family from?

You can see how Harwick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harwick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harwick families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Harwick families living in New York. This was about 52% of all the recorded Harwick's in USA. New York had the highest population of Harwick families in 1840.
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What did your Harwick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harwick. 23% of Harwick men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Harwick women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harwick were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Harwick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harwick 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 801 immigration records available for the last name Harwick. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Harwick. For the veterans among your Harwick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harwick lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harwick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Harwick in 1942 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

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