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Harmison Family History

Harmison Name Meaning

English (Northumberland): from a variant of the male personal name Armin with prosthetic H- + -son. Armin is itself from Ermin a pet form of any of several Norman names in Ermen- Ermin- which derive from ancient Germanic erman- ‘powerful’ for example Ermenald Ermingaud.

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


Similar surnames: Harrison, Harbison, Hampson, Harms, Harvison, Hardison, Harmon

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Where is the Harmison family from?

You can see how Harmison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harmison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harmison families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Harmison families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Harmison's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Harmison families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harmison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harmison ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harmison. 29% of Harmison men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Harmison women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harmison 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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Manager
    11%
  • Miner
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Teacher
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Harmison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harmison 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 172 immigration records available for the last name Harmison. 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 541 military records available for the last name Harmison. For the veterans among your Harmison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harmison lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Harmison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Harmison in 1947 was 40, and 81 in 2004.

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