Dalby Family History

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Dalby Name Meaning

Norwegian, Danish, and northern English: habitational name from any of various places named Dalby, named with Old Norse dalr ‘valley’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. The English surname is common in Yorkshire, where it derives mainly from Dalby in North Yorkshire, but similarly named places in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire are also possible sources. In Norway, it is common as a farm name. See also Dahlby.

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

Similar surnames: Darby, Dahlby, Danby, Saxby, Carby, Welby, Maltby, Selby, Milby

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Dalby Family Origin

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Dalby Family Occupations

What did your Dalby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dalby. The most common Dalby occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Dalby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dalby family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith


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

Dalby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Dalby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dalby 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dalby. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Dalby. For the veterans among your Dalby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dalby Life Expectancy

What is the average Dalby lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dalby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dalby in 1953 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dalby 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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