Digby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Digby in Lincolnshire, named from Old Norse dík ‘dike’, ‘ditch’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Rigby, Bigby, Dalby, Risby, Darby, Wisby, Kilby, Bilby, Filby, Irby

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Digby Family Origin

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Digby Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    13%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Digby family was Farmer. The most common Digby occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Digby's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Digby.

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Digby Historical Records

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Digby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Digby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Digby in 1952 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Digby

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