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Humble Family History

Humble Name Meaning

English (mainly northeast): nickname for a meek or lowly person, from Middle English, Old French (h)umble (Latin humilis ‘lowly’, a derivative of humus ‘ground’). French (also Humblé): from a short pet form of the personal name Humbert.

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


Similar surnames: Humbles, Rumbley, Crumble, Hubble, Kemble, Trumble, Huddle, Gamble

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Where is the Humble family from?

You can see how Humble families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Humble family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Humble families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Humble families living in Kentucky. This was about 21% of all the recorded Humble's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Humble families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Humble surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Humble ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Humble. 24% of Humble men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Humble women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Humble were Farm Laborer and Stenographer.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Humble. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Humble 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Humble. 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 Humble. For the veterans among your Humble ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Humble lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Humble life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Humble in 1941 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

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