Urban Family History

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Urban Name Meaning

English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Hungarian (Urbán), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning ‘city dweller’, a derivative of urbs ‘town’, ‘city’). The name was borne by a 4th-century saint, the patron saint of vines, and by seven early popes. The Jewish surname represents an adoption of the Polish personal name.

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

Similar surnames: Urbas, Orban, Durban, Furman, Urman, Organ, Alban, Ulman, Gurman

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Urban Family Origin

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Urban Family Occupations

What did your Urban ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Hairdresser and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Urban.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Hairdresser

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Urban Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Urban. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Urban 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Urban. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Urban. For the veterans among your Urban ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Urban Life Expectancy

What is the average Urban lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Urban life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Urban in 1940 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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