Duxbury Family History

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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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Duxbury Family Origin

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Duxbury Family Occupations

What did your Duxbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Duxbury occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 18% of Duxbury's were Cotton Weavers. A less common occupation for the Duxbury family was Housekeeper. Cotton Weaver, Coal Miner and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duxbury.

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  • Cotton Weaver

    18%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Carter

    3%
  • Housekeeper

    3%

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

Duxbury Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Duxbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duxbury 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 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Duxbury Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Duxbury

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Duxbury 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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