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Harcum Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Harcombe, a habitational name from either of two places in Devon and Hampshire so named, probably from Old English hara ‘hare’ + cumb ‘valley’, or from various minor places named with this word, such as Harcomb Bottom in Devon and Gloucestershire, both named with Old English heorot ‘hart’ + cumb.

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


Similar surnames: Larcom, Barnum, Hallum, Harcourt, Barham, Narum, Harben, Hamm, Harty

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Where is the Harcum family from?

You can see how Harcum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harcum family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Harcum families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Harcum families living in Quebec. This was about 91% of all the recorded Harcum's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Harcum families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harcum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harcum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Harcum. 38% of Harcum men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Harcum women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harcum were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Housework
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Harcum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harcum 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 109 immigration records available for the last name Harcum. 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 613 military records available for the last name Harcum. For the veterans among your Harcum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harcum lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Harcum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Harcum in 1958 was 32, and 82 in 2004.

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