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Harpe Name Meaning

German:: from a short form of Harprecht an ancient Germanic personal name composed of the elements hard ‘hard’ + brecht ‘bright famous’. habitational name from a place so named on the Elbe river near Wittenberge.

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


Similar surnames: Hampe, Harke, Harle, Harten, Hare, Harp, Hardt, Happel, Harty, Happe

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Where is the Harpe family from?

You can see how Harpe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harpe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harpe families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 45 Harpe families living in Quebec. This was about 63% of all the recorded Harpe's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Harpe families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harpe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harpe ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Harpe. 67% of Harpe 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
    67%
  • Laborer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Harpe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harpe 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Harpe. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Harpe. For the veterans among your Harpe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harpe lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Harpe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Harpe in 1949 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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