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Honor Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Honor End Farm in Hampden, Buckinghamshire, which is named from Old English han ‘hone’, ‘stone’ + ora ‘slope’, or possibly from Honer in Sussex, named from Old English hol ‘hollow’ + ora ‘shore’. In some cases probably an Americanized form of French Honoré (see Honore).

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


Similar surnames: Hoar, Hood, Mondor, Horner, Honer, Honore, Hoo, Hiner, Hover, Hodor

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Where is the Honor family from?

You can see how Honor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Honor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Honor families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 20 Honor families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Honor's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Honor families in 1911.
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What did your Honor ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Honor. .

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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 8,000 census records available for the last name Honor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Honor 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 858 immigration records available for the last name Honor. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Honor. For the veterans among your Honor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Honor lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Honor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Honor in 1962 was 32, and 63 in 2004.

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