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Harlin Name Meaning

English: variant of Harling English (of Norman origin) and French: from the Middle English (H)erlin (H)arlin (H)erlwin Old French Herluin Arluin (ancient Germanic Erlewin Herlewin composed of elements meaning ‘earl’ and ‘friend’). There is late Middle English loss of /w/ after /l/ in forms such as Urlin(g) Earling Harlin(g). German (Härlin): variant of Härle (see Harle ).

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

Similar surnames: Harwin, Harvin, Hamlin, Hardin, Carlin, Harling, Hartin, Hallin

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Where is the Harlin family from?

You can see how Harlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Harlin families living in Quebec. This was about 31% of all the recorded Harlin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Harlin families in 1911.
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What did your Harlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Harlin. 100% of Harlin men worked as a Farmer. .

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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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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Harlin. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Harlin. For the veterans among your Harlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harlin lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Harlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Harlin in 1950 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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