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Judy Family History

Judy Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of the French surname Judet, from a pet form of Jude.

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


Similar surnames: Jude, Ludy, Juda, Judd, Hudy, Duty, Rudy, July, Eady, Bury

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Where is the Judy family from?

You can see how Judy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Judy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Judy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Judy families living in Ohio. This was about 23% of all the recorded Judy's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Judy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Judy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Judy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Judy. 24% of Judy men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Judy women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Judy were Farm Laborer and Waitress.

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Judy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Judy 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Judy. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Judy. For the veterans among your Judy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Judy lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Judy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Judy in 1941 was 34, and 80 in 2004.

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