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Happy Name Meaning

Americanized form (translation into English) of French Lheureux . Americanized form of German Hoppe . English (London) and Scottish: apparently from Middle English or Scots happi ‘prosperous lucky; skillful’. It may sometimes also be a recent translation or adaptation in the sense ‘happy’ of an immigrant surname such as German Gluck or French Lheureux (see 1 above) but in Britain there is no clear evidence for this. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Happe, Happ, Capp, Huppe, Apps, Harry, Mapp, Sapp, Hippe, Heaphy

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Where is the Happy family from?

You can see how Happy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Happy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Happy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Happy families living in Alberta. This was about 45% of all the recorded Happy's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Happy families in 1911.
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What did your Happy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Happy. 100% of Happy men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Happy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Happy 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 499 immigration records available for the last name Happy. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Happy. For the veterans among your Happy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Happy lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Happy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Happy in 1953 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

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