Harb Family History

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Harb Name Meaning

Arabic: from an ancient Arabic personal name based on the word ?harb ‘war’. The Prophet Muhammad counseled against giving children names such as ?Harb, associated with violence. Nevertheless, the name has survived and flourishes in some places in the Arabic-speaking world. German: of uncertain derivation. Possibly a topographic name for someone living by a swamp, Old High German hor. It is also found in Switzerland, eastern Slovenia, and elsewhere.

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

Similar surnames: Hard, Hart, Garb, Harp, Hare, Hari, Hall, Mar, Herb, Hahn

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Harb Family Origin

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Harb Family Occupations

What did your Harb ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Modicte were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Harb. 30% of Harb men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Harb women worked as a Modicte. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harb were Collector and Office Work

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Accountant
  • Butcher
  • Collector

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Modicte
  • Housekeeper
  • Nil
  • Office Work

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Harb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Harb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harb 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Harb. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Harb. For the veterans among your Harb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harb Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Harb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Harb in 1951 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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