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Humber Family History

Humber Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Humber (Herefordshire) or Humber in Bishopsteignton (Devon). The Herefordshire place takes its name from Humber Brook a prehistoric river name of uncertain origin while the Devon placename derives from the Old English personal name Hund or Old English hund ‘hound’ + beorg ‘hill mound’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Huber, Homberg, Zuber, Hamer, Haber, Hober, Summer, Hammer, Huffer

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Where is the Humber family from?

You can see how Humber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Humber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Humber families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 37 Humber families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Humber's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Humber families in 1911.
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What did your Humber ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Humber. 34% of Humber men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Humber women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Humber were Dentist and Saleslady. .

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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
    34%
  • Truck Maker
    17%
  • Tinsmith
    17%
  • Dentist
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Saleslady
    34%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Humber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Humber 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Humber. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Humber. For the veterans among your Humber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Humber lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Humber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Humber in 1945 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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