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Humpherys Name Meaning

English: variant of Humphries .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Humphrys, Humphery, Humphreys, Humphres, Humphry, Humphress, Umphress

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Where is the Humpherys family from?

You can see how Humpherys families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Humpherys family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Humpherys families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Humpherys family living in New Jersey. This was about 50% of all the recorded Humpherys's in USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Humpherys families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Humpherys surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Humpherys ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Humpherys. 33% of Humpherys men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Humpherys women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Humpherys were Farm Laborer and Saleslady. .

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Humpherys. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Humpherys 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 607 immigration records available for the last name Humpherys. 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 798 military records available for the last name Humpherys. For the veterans among your Humpherys ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Humpherys lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Humpherys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Humpherys in 1951 was 32, and 87 in 2004.

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