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Harper Genealogy & History

Harper is a Scottish occupational surname for a harp-player, which was an important medieval profession, described in the Brehon laws of Scotland as "the one art of music which deserves nobility." The derivation is from Old English "hearp", and its variations include Harpour and Harpur. Harper family history dates back to ancient times in the kingdom of Dalriada, a Gaelic overkingdom in western Scotland in the sixth to seventh centuries. In feudal times, the Harper family held a family seat (feudal manor) in Lennox, while American Harper genealogy dates to 1607 in Virginia. The Harper motto "et suavis et fortis" means "both pleasant and brave".


Harper Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Imogene Harper-- --, 1926February 5,2006MO
B Louise Harper-- --, 1920December 13,2008IA
C Edwin Harper-- --, 1912April ,1982ID
D Campbell Harper-- --, 1912March 5,2006PA

Harper Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Arlena Harper-- --, 1922February ,1996Conroe,TX
F Cecil Harper-- --, 1933May 26,2010Bennington,VT
G Miller Harper-- --, 1915August ,1985Clemmons,NC
H Chandler Harper-- --, 1919March 2,2005Key Colony Beach,FL

Harper Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Alan HarperMiriam GatesAugust 19,1944Wake, NC
Carl HarperLinda FullerNovember 27,1963Wake, NC
Eugene HarperLillian RobertsonDecember 25,1935Wake, NC
Floyd HarperHelen WillardApril 2,1955Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Harper

208th: Gilbert209th: Williamson
210th: Willis211th: George
212th: Watkins213th: Howell
214th: Welch215th: Davidson
216th: Newman217th: Montgomery

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