Darbyshire Family History

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Darbyshire Name Meaning

regional name from the hundred of West Derby in Lancashire, which was often referred to in the Middle Ages as Derbyshire. The surname is still chiefly common in Lancashire, rather than Derbyshire. Nevertheless, it may also be a regional name from the county of Derbyshire, centered on the city of Derby (see Darby).

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


Similar surnames: Hampshire, Berkshire, Yamashiro, Hartshorn, Wiltshire, Cheshire

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Darbyshire Family Origin

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Darbyshire Family Occupations

What did your Darbyshire ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Darbyshire. A less common occupation for the Darbyshire family was Labourer. The most common Darbyshire occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 13% of Darbyshire's were Coal Miners.

View Census data for Darbyshire | Data not to scale

  • Coal Miner

    13%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Carter

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

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

Darbyshire Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Darbyshire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darbyshire census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Darbyshire

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Darbyshire. 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 Darbyshire. For the veterans among your Darbyshire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Darbyshire Life Expectancy

What is the average Darbyshire lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Darbyshire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Darbyshire in 1944 was 30, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Darbyshire

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Darbyshire 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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