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Hamby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hanby near Welton le Marsh, in Lincolnshire, which is named from the Old Norse personal name Hundi + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. Perhaps an altered spelling of French Hambye, a habitational name from a place in Manche.

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


Similar surnames: Haxby, Hemby, Hambly, Mumby, Saxby, Carby, Raby, Hamer, Canby, Hobby

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Where is the Hamby family from?

You can see how Hamby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hamby families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Hamby families living in Georgia. This was about 21% of all the recorded Hamby's in the USA. Georgia and 1 other state had the highest population of Hamby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hamby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hamby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hamby. 22% of Hamby men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Hamby women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hamby were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Hamby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamby 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hamby. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Hamby. For the veterans among your Hamby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamby lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hamby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hamby in 1943 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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