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Humphreys Family History

Humphreys Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Humphries .

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


Similar surnames: Humphrys, Humphress, Humphres, Umphress, Humpherys, Humphry, Mumphrey

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Where is the Humphreys family from?

You can see how Humphreys families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Humphreys family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Humphreys families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 27 Humphreys families living in Tennessee. This was about 11% of all the recorded Humphreys's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Humphreys families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Humphreys surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Humphreys ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Humphreys. 18% of Humphreys men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Humphreys women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Humphreys were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 282,000 census records available for the last name Humphreys. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Humphreys 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Humphreys. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Humphreys. For the veterans among your Humphreys ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Humphreys lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Humphreys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Humphreys in 1941 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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