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Harju Name Meaning

Finnish: from harju ‘ridge’, either a topographic name from any of the numerous farmsteads named with this word, or a later ornamental adoption, one of the numerous names taken from the vocabulary of the natural landscape by Finns with Swedish names during the name conversion movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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

Similar surnames: Hard, Hart, Harb, Harle, Harjo, Hartz, Harcum, Harke, Hajdu, Hari

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Where is the Harju family from?

You can see how Harju families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harju family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Harju families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Harju families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Harju's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Harju families in 1911.
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What did your Harju ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Harju. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Harju. 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 766 military records available for the last name Harju. For the veterans among your Harju ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harju lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Harju life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Harju in 1956 was 59, and 81 in 2004.

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