Filby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so called from the Old Norse personal name Fili or Fila (of uncertain origin) + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Bilby, Wilby, Kilby, Milby, Gilboy, Colby, Bigby, Bielby, Furby

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Filby Family Origin

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Filby Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Bricklayer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Filby. The most common Filby occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Filby's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Filby family was Annuitant.

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Filby Historical Records

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Filby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Filby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Filby in 1963 was 69, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Filby

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