Harcourt Family History

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Harcourt Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from places in Eure and Calvados named Harcourt, from Old French cour(t) (see Court) with an obscure first element. English: habitational name from either of two places in Shropshire named Harcourt. The one near Cleobury Mortimer gets the name from Old English heafocere ‘hawker’, ‘falconer’ + cot ‘hut’, ‘cottage’; the one near Wem has as its first element Old English hearpere (see Harper).

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

Similar surnames: Harford, Harcum, Harbour, Court, Belcourt, Valcourt, Arbour, Rancourt

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Harcourt Family Origin

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Harcourt Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Harcourt. 13% of Harcourt men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Harcourt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harcourt were Carpenter and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Income
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housewife
  • Income
  • Journalier
  • Farmer

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

Harcourt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Harcourt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harcourt 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Harcourt. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Harcourt. For the veterans among your Harcourt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harcourt Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Harcourt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Harcourt in 1948 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

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