Harps Family History

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Harps Name Meaning

German: patronymic from Harp 4.

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

Similar surnames: Harp, Harts, Harms, Arps, Harpst, Sharps, Harsh, Hardt, Harl, Kares

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Harps Family Origin

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Harps Family Occupations

What did your Harps ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Harps occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Harps's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Harps family was Carriage Maker. Farmer, Laborer and At Home-Widow were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harps.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • At Home-Widow

  • Carriage Maker


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

Harps Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Harps. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harps 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 416 immigration records available for the last name Harps. 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 532 military records available for the last name Harps. For the veterans among your Harps ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harps Life Expectancy

What is the average Harps lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Harps life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Harps in 1962 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harps

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harps 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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