Harpe Family History

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Harpe Name Meaning

from a short form of Harprecht, a 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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Harpe Family Origin

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Harpe Family Occupations

What did your Harpe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Harpe family was Religieuse. Gravier, Journalier and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harpe. The most common Harpe occupation in Canada was Gravier. 17% of Harpe's were Graviers.

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  • Gravier

    17%
  • Journalier

    17%
  • Merchant

    17%
  • Religieuse

    17%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Harpe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Harpe Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Harpe Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harpe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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