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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    14%
  • Bricklayer

    14%
  • Furrier (Currier)

    14%
  • Hatter

    14%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Urban family was Hatter. The most common Urban occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 14% of Urban's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Furrier (Currier) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Urban.

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Urban Historical Records

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Urban Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Urban

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