Bielby Family History

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Bielby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place of this name in East Yorkshire, named with the Old Norse personal name Beli + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Bilby, Bigby, Filby, Bowlby, Milby, Wilby, Bierly, Beeby, Kilby

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Bielby Family Origin

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Bielby Family Occupations

What did your Bielby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bielby family was Joiner . Farmer, Shepherd and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bielby. The most common Bielby occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Bielby's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Shepherd

  • Farm Labourer

  • Joiner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bielby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bielby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Bielby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bielby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 715 immigration records available for the last name Bielby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 611 military records available for the last name Bielby. For the veterans among your Bielby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bielby Life Expectancy

What is the average Bielby lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bielby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Bielby in 1953 was 34, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bielby

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