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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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Harben Family Origin

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Harben Family Occupations

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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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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Son

    33%

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Harben Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Harben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Harben in 1964 was 72, and 94 in 2004.

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