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Harrop Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Harrop Harrop Dale Harrop Hall (Yorkshire) or Harehope (Northumberland) all of which may derive from Old English hara ‘hare’ + hop ‘small enclosed valley’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Harrow, Harlow, Barrow, Harton, Yarrow, Harp, Harry, Barros, Harrup

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Where is the Harrop family from?

You can see how Harrop families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harrop family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harrop families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 31 Harrop families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Harrop's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Harrop families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harrop surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harrop ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Harrop. 52% of Harrop men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Harrop women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
    52%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Harrop. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harrop 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 Harrop. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Harrop. For the veterans among your Harrop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harrop lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Harrop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Harrop in 1949 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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