Harrison Family History

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Harrison Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Harry.

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


Similar surnames: Harbison, Harmison, Harris, Garrison, Marrison, Harvison, Hardison

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Harrison Family Origin

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Harrison Family Occupations

What did your Harrison ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Harrison. 26% of Harrison men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Harrison women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harrison were Clerk and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Income
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Harrison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2 million census records available for the last name Harrison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harrison 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 259,000 immigration records available for the last name Harrison. 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 253,000 military records available for the last name Harrison. For the veterans among your Harrison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harrison Life Expectancy

What is the average Harrison lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Harrison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Harrison in 1940 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harrison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harrison 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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