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Humbert Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hun ‘Hun’, ‘giant’ or hun ‘bear cub’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. This was particularly popular in the Netherlands and North Germany during the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of a 7th-century St. Humbert, who founded the abbey of Marolles in Flanders.

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


Similar surnames: Hubert, Lambert, Hulbert, Gombert, Rembert, Helbert, Hilbert, Herbert

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Where is the Humbert family from?

You can see how Humbert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Humbert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Humbert families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Humbert families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Humbert's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Humbert families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Humbert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Humbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Humbert. 19% of Humbert men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Humbert women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Humbert were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Humbert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Humbert 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Humbert. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Humbert. For the veterans among your Humbert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Humbert lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Humbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Humbert in 1942 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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