Hargreaves Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Hargreaves Name Meaning: An Old English name thought to have derived from a word meaning 'grey' or 'hare', 'thicket' or 'grove'.

A locational name which may have been taken from a place name or been given to someone of lived in a 'thicket' or 'grove'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Hargreaves Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Hargreaves family

Profession Census Frequency
Weaver 227
Cotton Weaver 177
Labourer 94
Farmer 85
Female Servant 82
Independent 76
Coal Miner 52
Agricultural Labourer 49
Wool Comber 42
Worsted Weaver 36
Cotton Spinner 31
Male Servant 27
Dress Maker 25
Stone Mason 25
Shoe Maker 24
Clothier 23
Power Loom Weaver 22
Cotton Piecer 21
Joiner 21
Woollen Weaver 20
Blacksmith 18
Carter 18
Mechanic 17
Independant 16
Weaver Cotton 14

Hargreaves Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Hargreaves 100% 77,269
2 Hargraves 90% 12,781
3 Hargreves 90% 1,121
4 Heargreaves 91% 350
5 Hargroves 80% 265

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