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Duxbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire, recorded in the early 13th century as D(e)ukesbiri, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Deowuc or Duc(c) (both of uncertain origin) + Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke).

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


Similar surnames: Banbury, Bury, Alsbury, Sudbury, Hanbury, Danbury, Tilbury, Asbury

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Where is the Duxbury family from?

You can see how Duxbury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duxbury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Duxbury families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,887 Duxbury families living in Lancashire. This was about 82% of all the recorded Duxbury's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Duxbury families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Duxbury surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Duxbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cotton Weaver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Duxbury. 17% of Duxbury men worked as a Cotton Weaver and 61% of Duxbury women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duxbury were Motor Driver and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cotton Weaver
    17%
  • General Labourer
    12%
  • Insurance Agent
    5%
  • Motor Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    61%
  • Cotton Weaver
    14%
  • Cotton Winder
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Duxbury. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Duxbury. For the veterans among your Duxbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duxbury lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Duxbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Duxbury in 1958 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

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