Harton Family History

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Harton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so called in County Durham and North Yorkshire, and possibly also from the one in Shropshire. The first was named in Old English with heorot ‘stag’, ‘hart’ + dun ‘hill’; the second with hær ‘rock’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. Irish: variant spelling of Hartin.

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

Similar surnames: Horton, Harston, Hayton, Marton, Halton, Wharton, Hatton, Parton

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Harton Family Origin

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Harton Family Occupations

What did your Harton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Harton occupation in Canada was Meunier. 18% of Harton's were Meuniers. A less common occupation for the Harton family was Farmer. Meunier, Carpenter and Cult. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harton.

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  • Meunier

  • Carpenter

  • Cult.

  • Farmer


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

Harton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Harton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Harton. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Harton. For the veterans among your Harton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harton Life Expectancy

What is the average Harton lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Harton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Harton in 1952 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harton 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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