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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

What did your Digby ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    13%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%

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

Digby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Digby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Digby 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Digby. 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 Digby. For the veterans among your Digby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Digby Life Expectancy

What is the average Digby lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Digby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Digby 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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