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Hansberry Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAinmhire ‘descendant of Ainmhire’ a personal name meaning ‘very wild warlike’. This form of the surname is not found in Ireland and is now rare in Britain. Probably also an Americanized form of German Hansberger or its cognate Hansberg or of English Hansbrough or Hansbury .

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

Similar surnames: Hanberry, Salsberry, Asberry, Shinaberry, Yarberry, Rasberry

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Where is the Hansberry family from?

You can see how Hansberry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hansberry family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hansberry families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 10 Hansberry families living in Lancashire. This was about 59% of all the recorded Hansberry's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hansberry families in 1891.
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What did your Hansberry ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hansberry. 23% of Hansberry men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Hansberry women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hansberry were Carpenter and Typist. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
  • Typist
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hansberry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hansberry 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 492 immigration records available for the last name Hansberry. 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 Hansberry. For the veterans among your Hansberry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hansberry lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hansberry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hansberry in 1940 was 36, and 65 in 2004.

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