Hargis Family History

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Hargis Name Meaning

Possibly a Huguenot name, a variant of Gargis, which is an altered form of Garrigus, an Anglicized form of French Garrigues. Alternatively, it may be a variant of Scottish Harcus.

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

Similar surnames: Gargis, Harris, Dardis, Margis, Baris, Dargis, Harkin, Sargis, Hartin

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Hargis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hargis name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hargis. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Hargis Family Origin

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Hargis Family Occupations

What did your Hargis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hargis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Hargis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hargis family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hargis.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Hargis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Hargis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hargis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hargis. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Hargis. For the veterans among your Hargis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hargis Life Expectancy

What is the average Hargis lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hargis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hargis in 1944 was 26, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hargis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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