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

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Shoe Manufacturer

    3%
  • Tailor

    3%

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

Source: Census data for Derby | Data not to scale

Derby Historical Records

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Derby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Derby

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