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Handyside Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Handyside a place in Berwickshire named with Middle English hanging + side ‘slope’ denoting a wood on a steep slope or hillside.

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


Similar surnames: Garside, Woodside, Dandridge, Holdridge, Dansie, Hanline, Sandridge

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Where is the Handyside family from?

You can see how Handyside families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Handyside family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Handyside families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 87 Handyside families living in Northumberland. This was about 33% of all the recorded Handyside's in United Kingdom. Northumberland had the highest population of Handyside families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Handyside surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Handyside ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Joiner General and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Handyside. 34% of Handyside men worked as a Joiner General and 81% of Handyside women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Handyside were General Labourer and Shop Assistant. .

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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 1939

  • Joiner General
    34%
  • Fisherman Inshore
    34%
  • General Labourer
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    81%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    8%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Shop Assistant
    3%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Handyside. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Handyside 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 Handyside. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 841 military records available for the last name Handyside. For the veterans among your Handyside ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Handyside lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Handyside life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Handyside in 1952 was 54, and 87 in 2004.

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