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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hus"band
  1. The male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family.(Obs)
  2. A cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman.(Obs)"The painful husband, plowing up his ground." [Hakewill.]"He is the neatest husband for curious ordering his domestic and field accommodations." [Evelyn.]
  3. One who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a frugal person; an economist.(R)"God knows how little time is left me, and may I be a good husband, to improve the short remnant left me." [Fuller.]
  4. A married man; a man who has a wife; -- the correlative to wife."The husband and wife are one person in law." [Blackstone.]
  5. The male of a pair of animals.(R)

Etymology: OE. hosebonde husbonde, a husband, the master of the house or family, AS. h�sbonda master of the house; h�s house + bunda bonda, householder, husband; prob. fr. Icel. h�sbōndi house master, husband; h�s house + b�andi dwelling, inhabiting, p. pr. of b�a to dwell; akin to AS. b�an, Goth. bauan. See House Be, and cf. Bond a slave, Boor

verb Hus"band
  1. To direct and manage with frugality; to use or employ to good purpose and the best advantage; to spend, apply, or use, with economy."For my means, I'll husband them so well, They shall go far." [Shak.]
  2. To cultivate, as land; to till.(R)"Land so trim and rarely husbanded." [Evelyn.]
  3. To furnish with a husband.(R)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A married man; a woman's partner in marriage
  2. Use cautiously and frugally

Notable Persons Named Husband

Husband E. Kimmel is a military person. His military service ended in 1942.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Husband

Rick D. Husband is a test pilot.


James Husband is a soccer player for the Huddersfield Town A.F.C., Doncaster Rovers F.C., and Fulham F.C. James was born on January 3rd, 1994 in Leeds, England. James is also known as Husband and James Andrew.


Gary Husband is a jazz, jazz fusion, classical music, rock music, progressive rock, blues, and pop music performing musician, composer, and musician. He plays Drum kit, Piano, and Keyboard instrument. His ongoing career started in 1970. Gary was born on June 14th, 1960 in Leeds.


Herman was born in 1724. Herman is also known as Husbands and Harmon. He passed away in 1795.


Ron was born on February 8th, 1950.


Jimmy Husband is a soccer player for the Everton F.C., Luton Town F.C., Memphis Rogues, Cleveland Force (1978–88), and Oklahoma City Slickers. Jimmy was born on October 15th, 1947 in Newcastle upon Tyne.


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Popularity of Husband as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Husband U.S.
  White 67.33% 64.26%
  African American 25.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Husband

People with the last name Husband are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Husband

  • How Popular is the name Husband? As a last name Husband was the 9,347th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Husband first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Husband is Sunday, February 26th, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Husband? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Husband. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Husband: Your name in reverse order is Dnabsuh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hduanbs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Husband? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,480 people with the last name Husband.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Husband? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Husband as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.