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Underhill Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the foot of a hill, or a habitational name from Underhill in Devon, named from Old English under ‘under’ + hyll, or from Underhill in Kent, named from Old English under + helde ‘slope’.

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


Similar surnames: Underdown, Averill, Greenhill, Newhall, Underwood, Summerhill

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Where is the Underhill family from?

You can see how Underhill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Underhill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Underhill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 336 Underhill families living in Warwickshire. This was about 15% of all the recorded Underhill's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Underhill families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Underhill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Underhill ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Underhill. 11% of Underhill men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Underhill women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Underhill were Gardener and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Gardener
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Underhill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Underhill 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Underhill. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Underhill. For the veterans among your Underhill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Underhill lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Underhill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Underhill in 1947 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

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