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Definitions for Harriman
ˈhær ə mən; ˈeɪ vər əlhar·ri·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Harriman, Averell Harriman, William Averell Harrimannoun

    United States financier who negotiated a treaty with the Soviet Union banning tests of nuclear weapons (1891-1986)

  2. Harriman, E. H. Harriman, Edward Henry Harrimannoun

    United States railway tycoon (1848-1909)


  1. Harriman

    Harriman or Hariman (variant Herriman) is a surname derived from the given name Herman, and in turn occurs as a placename derived from the surname in the United States.


  1. harriman

    Harriman is primarily known as a surname with origins from England and Germany. The term is most commonly associated with the family line of Edward H. Harriman, who was an American railroad magnate known for controlling significant portions of the U.S. railroad industry during the late 19th and early 20th century. Harriman is also the name of various places across the United States, such as Harriman State Park in New York, or the towns and cities of Harriman found in Tennessee and New York. Like with most surnames, there isn't a "general definition" for Harriman but it is generally pertaining to the family name or to the cities or public spaces named in honor of members from the prominent Harriman family.


  1. Harriman

    Harriman is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 2,424 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. The Village of Harriman is in the southeast part of the Town of Monroe, with a small part in the Town of Woodbury.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Harriman is ranked #6694 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Harriman surname appeared 5,045 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Harriman.

    94.1% or 4,748 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 107 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 79 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 46 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.7% or 36 total occurrences were Black.
    0.5% or 29 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harriman in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harriman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    (slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise
    A schlockmeister
    B meerschaum
    C jocularity
    D larceny

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