Humber Family History

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Humber Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called from their situation on a stream with this name. Humber is a common prehistoric river name, of uncertain origin and meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Huber, Homberg, Zuber, Hamer, Haber, Hober, Summer, Hammer, Huffer

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Humber Family Origin

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Humber Family Occupations

What did your Humber ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Humber. 16% of Humber men worked as a Farmer and 78% of Humber women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Humber were General Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Bricklayer
    13%
  • Insurance Agent
    10%
  • General Labourer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Humber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Humber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Humber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Humber

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Humber. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Humber. For the veterans among your Humber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Humber Life Expectancy

What is the average Humber lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Humber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Humber in 1945 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Humber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Humber 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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