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Harm Family History

Harm Name Meaning

English: nickname apparently for an evildoer from Middle English harm ‘evil hurt injury’. This word could also appear in the plural in set phrases like don harmes to ‘to do harm to to wrong (somebody)’. English: nickname from Middle English arm ‘arm’ for someone with a noteworthy for example damaged arm. Compare Legg . North German: from a short form of Harman Hermann . South German: nickname from Middle High German harm ‘ermine’. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 譚 see Tan

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


Similar surnames: Hart, Hard, Harp, Warm, Herm, Hare, Hamm, Harms, Halm, Harr

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Where is the Harm family from?

You can see how Harm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harm families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Harm families living in Alberta. This was about 32% of all the recorded Harm's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Harm families in 1911.
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What did your Harm ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Harm. 34% of Harm 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
    34%
  • Cook
    34%
  • Laury
    17%
  • Labourer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Harm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harm 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Harm. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Harm. For the veterans among your Harm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harm lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Harm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Harm in 1945 was 38, and 82 in 2004.

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