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Urban Family History

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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Where is the Urban family from?

You can see how Urban families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Urban family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Urban families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Urban families living in Quebec. This was about 26% of all the recorded Urban's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Urban families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Urban surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Urban ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Urban. 59% of Urban 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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Miner
  • Plasterer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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