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Harton Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the three places called Harton (Durham North Yorkshire and Shropshire). The Durham placename derives from Old English heorot ‘hart stag’ + dūn ‘hill’ while the North Yorkshire placename may arise from Old English here ‘army’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The etymology of the Shropshire placename remains uncertain. Irish (Cavan): variant of Hartin .

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

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

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Where is the Harton family from?

You can see how Harton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harton families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 137 Harton families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Harton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Harton families in 1911.
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What did your Harton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Harton. 50% of Harton men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Harton women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harton were Farmers Son and Nurse. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Cultivateur
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Nurse
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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