Bilby Family History

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Bilby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, so named with the Old Norse personal name Billi + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Bigby, Bielby, Filby, Wilby, Kilby, Milby, Billy, Wisby, Selby, Welby

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Bilby Family Origin

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Bilby Family Occupations

What did your Bilby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Ag Labourer, Farmer and Greengrocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bilby. The most common Bilby occupation in the UK was Ag Labourer. 7% of Bilby's were Ag Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bilby family was Labourer.

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  • Ag Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Greengrocer

  • Labourer


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

Bilby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Bilby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bilby 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bilby. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bilby. For the veterans among your Bilby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bilby Life Expectancy

What is the average Bilby lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bilby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bilby in 1955 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bilby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bilby ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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