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Harnett Name Meaning

Irish (County Limerick): variant of Hartnett. English: variant of Arnold 1.

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

Similar surnames: Arnett, Hargett, Hartnett, Barnett, Arnet, Harned, Barnet, Arnott

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Where is the Harnett family from?

You can see how Harnett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harnett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harnett families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 57 Harnett families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Harnett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Harnett families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harnett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Harnett. 50% of Harnett men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Harnett women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harnett were Clerk 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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Harnett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harnett 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Harnett. 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 Harnett. For the veterans among your Harnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harnett lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Harnett in 1942 was 62, and 73 in 2004.

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