Gadsby Family History

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Gadsby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Gaddesby in Leicestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Gadesbi and so named from the Old Norse personal name Gaddr (or from Old Norse gaddr ‘spur (of land)’) + býr ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Goldsby, Godby, Busby, Ormsby, Nasby, Asby, Canby, Carby, Gadd

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Gadsby Family Origin

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Gadsby Family Occupations

What did your Gadsby ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gadsby. 10% of Gadsby men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 75% of Gadsby women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gadsby were Farm Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
  • Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated

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

Gadsby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Gadsby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gadsby 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gadsby. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gadsby. For the veterans among your Gadsby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gadsby Life Expectancy

What is the average Gadsby lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gadsby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gadsby in 1958 was 43, and 86 in 2004.

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