Hemby Family History

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Hemby Name Meaning

English: most probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, presumably named with Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’ and an unexplained first element.

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


Similar surnames: Hamby, Cumby, Shelby, Denby, Demby, Selby, Beeby, Welby, Mumby, Hobby

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Hemby Family Origin

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Hemby Family Occupations

What did your Hemby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hemby. 22% of Hemby men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Hemby women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hemby were Clerk and Beauty Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Stemmer
    7%
  • Beauty Operator
    4%

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

Hemby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hemby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hemby 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 272 immigration records available for the last name Hemby. 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 Card

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

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Hemby Life Expectancy

What is the average Hemby lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hemby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Hemby in 1951 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hemby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hemby 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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