Derby Family History

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Derby Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Darby.

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

Similar surnames: Kerby, Darby, Derry, Erby, Yerby, Berry, Dory, Daby, Drey, Dey

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Derby Family Origin

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Derby Family Occupations

What did your Derby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Shoe Manufacturer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Derby. The most common Derby occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Derby's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Derby family was Tailor.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Shoe Manufacturer

  • Tailor


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

Derby Historical Records

What Derby family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Derby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Derby 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Derby. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Derby. For the veterans among your Derby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Derby Life Expectancy

What is the average Derby lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Derby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Derby in 1945 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Derby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Derby 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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