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Urban Family History

Urban Name Meaning
English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Hungarian (Urbán), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning ‘city dweller’, a derivative of urbs ‘town’, ‘city’). The name was borne by a 4th-century saint, the patron saint of vines, and by seven early popes. The Jewish surname represents an adoption of the Polish personal name. HH, AC, AB, BG.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Urban Families

  • Number of Urban families
     149 - 295
     50 - 148
     1 - 49
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Urban families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Urban last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Urban census records

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Urban Family Origin

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Urban Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Urban

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Urban Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Urban census records

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Urban Civil War Service Records

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