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Hambly Family History

Hambly Name Meaning

from the Norman personal name Hameley, a double diminutive of Hamo (see Hammond). habitational name from Hamly Bridge in Chiddingly, Sussex, named from an Old English personal name Eamba + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘(woodland) clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Hamby, Hamill, Hamel, Haxby, Hanley, Nasby, Tamblyn, Hemby, Gamble

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Where is the Hambly family from?

You can see how Hambly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hambly family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hambly families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Hambly families living in Rhode Island. This was about 80% of all the recorded Hambly's in the USA. Rhode Island had the highest population of Hambly families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hambly surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hambly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hambly. 15% of Hambly men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Hambly women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hambly were Mechanic and Nurse.

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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

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Machinist
    10%
  • Mechanic
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Operator
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Nurse
    11%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Hambly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hambly 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hambly. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hambly. For the veterans among your Hambly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hambly lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hambly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Hambly in 1954 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

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