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Hemby Family History

Hemby Name Meaning

English: most probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, presumably named with Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’ and an unexplained first element.

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


Similar surnames: Hamby, Cumby, Shelby, Denby, Demby, Selby, Beeby, Welby, Mumby, Hobby

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Where is the Hemby family from?

You can see how Hemby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hemby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hemby families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Hemby families living in Tennessee. This was about 20% of all the recorded Hemby's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Hemby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hemby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hemby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hemby. 34% of Hemby men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Hemby women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hemby were Farm Laborer and Beauty Operator.

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    21%
  • Maid
    18%
  • Stemmer
    14%
  • Beauty Operator
    7%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hemby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hemby 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 272 immigration records available for the last name Hemby. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hemby. For the veterans among your Hemby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hemby lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hemby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Hemby in 1951 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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