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Humphrey Family History

Humphrey Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Norman French personal name Humfrey from ancient Germanic Hunfrid Humfrid composed of the elements hūn- ‘bear cub’ + frithu ‘peace’. The name was borne by a 9th-century Christian saint bishop of Therouanne who had a certain following in England among Norman settlers.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hughley, Hussey, Humphreys, Humphry, Chumley, Humphres, Mumphrey

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Where is the Humphrey family from?

You can see how Humphrey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Humphrey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Humphrey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 164 Humphrey families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Humphrey's in USA. New York had the highest population of Humphrey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Humphrey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Humphrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Humphrey. 16% of Humphrey men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Humphrey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Humphrey were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 356,000 census records available for the last name Humphrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Humphrey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Humphrey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 62,000 military records available for the last name Humphrey. For the veterans among your Humphrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Humphrey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Humphrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Humphrey in 1941 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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