Urban Family History

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Urban Name Meaning

English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Hungarian (Urbán), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning ‘city dweller’, a derivative of urbs ‘town’, ‘city’). The name was borne by a 4th-century saint, the patron saint of vines, and by seven early popes. The Jewish surname represents an adoption of the Polish personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Urbas, Orban, Durban, Furman, Urman, Organ, Alban, Ulman, Gurman

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Urban Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Urban name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Urban. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    29%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    14%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Baltic States

    7%

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Urban Family Origin

Where is the Urban family from?

Urban Family Occupations

What did your Urban ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Urban. The most common Urban occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Urban's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Urban family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Urban ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Urban Historical Records

What Urban family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Urban. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Urban 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Urban. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Urban. For the veterans among your Urban ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Urban Life Expectancy

What is the average Urban lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Urban life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Urban in 1940 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Urban

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Urban 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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