Hy Name Meaning

Variant of English High. Chinese : Taishan spelling of Xie 2. Vietnamese: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Ha, Ho, Ly, Hay, Ey, Hoy, Che, Hau, Ty, Hu

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Hy Family Origin

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Hy Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Hy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Hy's were Farmers. Farmer and Gold Miner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hy. A less common occupation for the Hy family was R. R. Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Gold Miner

  • R. R. Laborer


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Hy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 992 immigration records available for the last name Hy. 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 Card

There are 502 military records available for the last name Hy. For the veterans among your Hy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hy Life Expectancy

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Between 1970 and 2004, in the United States, Hy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hy in 1970 was 84, and 80 in 2004.

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