Harbor comes from the English word referring to a body of water along the shore deep enough to anchor ships though it can also be used to describe a shelter or refuge. The origin of the word comes from Old English herebeorg (shelter, refuge; military quarters) via Proto-Germanic *harjabergō (army shelter; refuge) which ultimately derives from a PIE source. Harbor is also an English surname, originating as an occupational name for an inn-keeper or someone who kept a lodging house.
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