Danby Family History

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Danby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Danby in North Yorkshire, originally named in Old Norse as Danabýr ‘settlement of the Danes’, and thus cognate with Denby.

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

Similar surnames: Dalby, Denby, Darby, Canby, Dansby, Saxby, Raby, Carby, Haxby, Walby

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Danby Family Origin

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Danby Family Occupations

What did your Danby ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Danby. 15% of Danby men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Danby women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danby were Painter decorator and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Painter decorator

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

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

Danby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Danby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danby 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Danby. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Danby. For the veterans among your Danby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Danby Life Expectancy

What is the average Danby lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Danby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Danby in 1956 was 63, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Danby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Danby 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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