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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Humphreys

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Alt. Meaning

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

U is for useful, always to others.

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

P is for pure, the spiritual side of you.

H is for hand, that you always give.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

Y is for young, the years never show!

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

Notable Persons Named Humphreys


Notable Persons With the Last Name Humphreys

Paul Humphreys is a new wave music, synthpop, electronic music, and experimental music musician. He plays Keyboards, synthesizers, mellotron, electronic organ, piano, vocals, percussion, melodica, programming, Keyboard instrument, Synthesizer, Percussion instrument, Programming (music), and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1978. Paul was given the name Paul David Humphreys on February 27th, 1960.


Cameron Humphreys is a soccer player for the Manchester City F.C., England national under-16 football team, and England national under-17 football team. Cameron was born on August 22nd, 1998 in Manchester, England.


Murray Humphreys is a criminal.


Ritchie Humphreys is a soccer player for the Chesterfield F.C., Sheffield United F.C., Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Academy, Sheffield Wednesday F.C., Scunthorpe United F.C., Cardiff City F.C., Cambridge United F.C., Hartlepool United F.C., Port Vale F.C., England national under-20 football team, and En. Ritchie was born on November 30th, 1977 in Sheffield, England.


Christmas Humphreys was a barrister; judge; author and barrister. He was most prominent from 1924 to 1976. Christmas was born on February 15th, 1901 in Ealing, Middlesex, England. He died on April 13th, 1983.


Cecil Frances Alexander was a hymn-writer and poet. Cecil was given the name Cecil Frances Humphreys in 1818 in Dublin, Ireland. She died on October 12th, 1895.


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Popularity of Humphreys as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Humphreys U.S.
  White 90.53% 64.26%
  African American 3.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.69% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.60% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Humphreys

People with the last name Humphreys are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Humphreys

  • How Popular is the name Humphreys? As a last name Humphreys was the 2,593rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Humphreys first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Humphreys is Friday, March 20th, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Humphreys? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Humphreys. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Humphreys: Your name in reverse order is Syerhpmuh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uehspyhmr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Humphreys? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,895 people with the last name Humphreys.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Humphreys? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Humphreys as their last name.

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