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Harben Surname Meaning

English: variant of Harbin .

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


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

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Where is the Harben family from?

You can see how Harben families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harben family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harben families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 6 Harben families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Harben's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Harben families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harben surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harben ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harben. 15% of Harben men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Harben women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harben were Proprietor and Waitress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Proprietor
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    37%
  • Cook
    28%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Harben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harben 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 781 immigration records available for the last name Harben. 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 Cards

There are 550 military records available for the last name Harben. For the veterans among your Harben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harben lifespan?

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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