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Harvard Family History

Harvard Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Havard .

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

Similar surnames: Harold, Harford, Haggard, Savard, Harland, Hansard, Hazard, Harward

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Where is the Harvard family from?

You can see how Harvard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harvard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harvard families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Harvard families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Harvard's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Harvard families in 1911.
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What did your Harvard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harvard. 29% of Harvard men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Harvard women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harvard were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Laborer
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Harvard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harvard 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 599 immigration records available for the last name Harvard. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Harvard. For the veterans among your Harvard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harvard lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Harvard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Harvard in 1952 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

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