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Harer Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a flax grower or dealer from Middle High German har ‘flax’ + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Harrer, Hayer, Harder, Haber, Haver, Haser, Hauer, Harner, Hager

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Where is the Harer family from?

You can see how Harer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Harer families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Harer's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Harer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harer. 36% of Harer men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Harer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harer 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

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Harer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harer 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 456 immigration records available for the last name Harer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Harer. For the veterans among your Harer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Harer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Harer in 1962 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

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