Handy Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English hondi ‘skillful with one’s hands’, ‘dextrous’.

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

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Handy Family Origin

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Handy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Handy. A less common occupation for the Handy family was Farm Laborer. The most common Handy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Handy's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Handy | Data not to scale

Handy Historical Records

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Handy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Handy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Handy in 1942 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Handy

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