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Handing Family History

Handing Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Harding, Hanning, Anding, Hansing, Haning, Landing, Hankin, Halling

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Where is the Handing family from?

You can see how Handing families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Handing family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Handing families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 9 Handing families living in New Brunswick. This was about 26% of all the recorded Handing's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Handing families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Handing surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Handing ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Handing. 39% of Handing men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Handing women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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
    39%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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What Handing family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Handing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Handing 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 454 immigration records available for the last name Handing. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 701 military records available for the last name Handing. For the veterans among your Handing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Handing lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Handing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Handing in 1964 was 73, and 62 in 2004.

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