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Harless Family History

Harless Name Meaning

German: unexplained. English: probably a variant spelling of (H)arliss, a nickname from Middle English earles ‘earless’, probably denoting someone who was deaf rather than one literally without ears.

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


Similar surnames: Harness, Lawless, Harle, Hailes, Hurless, Harlos, Curless, Harley

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Where is the Harless family from?

You can see how Harless families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harless family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harless families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Harless families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Harless's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Harless families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harless surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harless ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Harless. 24% of Harless men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Harless women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harless were Miner and Teacher.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Harless. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harless 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 504 immigration records available for the last name Harless. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Harless. For the veterans among your Harless ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harless lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Harless life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Harless in 1944 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

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