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Hy Surname Meaning

English: variant of High . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 解 based on its pronunciation in Taishanese a variant of Cantonese see Xie Vietnamese: from the Chinese surname 郗 see Xi 5.

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

Similar surnames: Ha, Ho, Ly, Hay, Ey, Hoy, Che, Hau, Ty, Hu

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Where is the Hy family from?

You can see how Hy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hy families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 4 Hy families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 31% of all the recorded Hy's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Hy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Hy. 78% of Hy men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
  • Tailor
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hy 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 992 immigration records available for the last name Hy. 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 502 military records available for the last name Hy. For the veterans among your Hy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hy lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2004, in the United States, Hy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hy in 1970 was 84, and 80 in 2004.

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