Corby Family History

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Corby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in northern England. Those in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire are named with the Old Norse personal name Kori (see Cory) + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’, whereas the one in Cumbria has as its first element the Old Irish personal name Corc. French: from a diminutive of corb ‘crow’. Irish: variant of Corboy.

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

Similar surnames: Colby, Cosby, Carby, Sorby, Corey, Worby, Norby, Morby, Irby, Canby

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Corby Family Origin

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Corby Family Occupations

What did your Corby ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Corby. 13% of Corby men worked as a Builders Labourer and 72% of Corby women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corby were Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Corby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Corby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corby 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Corby. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Corby. For the veterans among your Corby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Corby Life Expectancy

What is the average Corby lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Corby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Corby in 1941 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Corby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Corby 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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