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Humphries Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): variant of Humphrey with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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


Similar surnames: Humphres, Humphreys, Umphrey, Mumphrey, Hughes, Umphress, Humphry

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Where is the Humphries family from?

You can see how Humphries families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Humphries family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Humphries families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 26 Humphries families living in Virginia. This was about 17% of all the recorded Humphries's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Humphries families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Humphries surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Humphries ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Humphries. 19% of Humphries men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Humphries women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Humphries were Truck Driver 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
    19%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 214,000 census records available for the last name Humphries. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Humphries 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Humphries. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Humphries. For the veterans among your Humphries ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Humphries lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Humphries life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Humphries in 1942 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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