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Harben Name Meaning

English: of uncertain derivation. The 18th-century parish registers of Marske, North Yorkshire, record the surname Hartburn with the variant Harburn; Harben may be a further variant of this. If so, its origin is probably topographic or habitational, from East Hartburn in Stockton-on-Tees or Hartburn in Northumberland, both named from Old English heorot ‘hart’ + burna ‘steam’. However, this conjecture is not borne out by the distribution of the surname a century later, when it occurs chiefly in Cambridgeshire and London and also with a significant presence in the Channel Islands, perhaps suggesting that it could be a variant of Harpin.

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


Similar surnames: Harden, Harten, Haren, Carden, Marden, Haven, Harber, Harte, Garbe

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Son

    33%

In 1881, the most common Harben occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Harben's were Farmers. Farmer and Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Harben.

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