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Hanbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Staffordshire and Worcestershire named Hanbury, from Old English (æt ð?m) hean byrig ‘(at the) high fortress’. In some cases it may also be from Handborough in Oxfordshire, which is named from the Old English byname Hagena or Hana + beorg ‘hill’. Irish (mainly County Galway and County Clare): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAinmhire ‘descendant of Ainmhire’, a personal name meaning ‘very wild’, ‘warlike’.

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

Similar surnames: Banbury, Hanley, Danbury, Hansbury, Asbury, Gadbury, Albury, Bury

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Where is the Hanbury family from?

You can see how Hanbury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanbury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanbury families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 121 Hanbury families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Hanbury's in the UK. London had the highest population of Hanbury families in 1891.
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What did your Hanbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Engineering Works Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hanbury. 76% of Hanbury women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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 1939

  • Engineering Works Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanbury. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hanbury. For the veterans among your Hanbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanbury lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hanbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hanbury in 1954 was 60, and 63 in 2004.

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