Handy Family History

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Handy Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English hondi ‘skillful with one’s hands’, ‘dextrous’.

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

Similar surnames: Hendy, Hand, Hardy, Gandy, Candy, Tandy, Hanby, Sandy, Andy, Dandy

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Handy Family Origin

Where is the Handy family from?

Handy Family Occupations

What did your Handy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Handy. The most common Handy occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Handy's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Handy family was Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Handy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Handy Historical Records

What Handy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Handy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Handy 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Handy. 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 Card

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Handy. For the veterans among your Handy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Handy Life Expectancy

What is the average Handy lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Handy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Handy in 1942 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Handy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Handy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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