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Harkless Family History

Harkless Name Meaning

English: unexplained. This name occurs mainly in OH and PA.

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

Similar surnames: Harkness, Harless, Hartless, Farless, Hurless, Hartness, Harness

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Where is the Harkless family from?

You can see how Harkless families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harkless family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harkless families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Harkless families living in Ohio. This was about 38% of all the recorded Harkless's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Harkless families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harkless surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harkless ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Harkless. 29% of Harkless men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Harkless women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harkless were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Harkless. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harkless 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 107 immigration records available for the last name Harkless. 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 Harkless. For the veterans among your Harkless ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harkless lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Harkless life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Harkless in 1957 was 52, and 58 in 2004.

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