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Hys Family History

Hys Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Rys, Nys, Hy, Heys, Hays, Yu, Han, Hay, Ham, He

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Where is the Hys family from?

You can see how Hys families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hys family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hys families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Hys families living in Nova Scotia. This was 100% of all the recorded Hys's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Hys families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hys surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hys ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Hys. 100% of Hys 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 375 census records available for the last name Hys. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hys 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 157 immigration records available for the last name Hys. 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 29 military records available for the last name Hys. For the veterans among your Hys ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hys lifespan?

Between 1979 and 1995, in the United States, Hys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Hys in 1979 was 49, and 71 in 1995.

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