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Gunby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Gunby in East Yorkshire, which is named from the Old Norse female personal name Gunnhildr + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or from Gunby St. Nicholas or Gunby St. Peter in Lincolnshire, named from the Old Norse male personal name Gunni + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Lusby, Furby, Hubby, Godby, Canby, Busby, Gunn, Granby, Denby, Danby

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Gunby Family Origin

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Gunby Family Occupations

What did your Gunby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gunby occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Gunby's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Gunby family was Joiner. Agricultural Labourer, Blacksmith and Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gunby.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Shoe Maker

    8%
  • Joiner

    5%

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

Gunby Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gunby Life Expectancy

What is the average Gunby lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gunby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gunby in 1960 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gunby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gunby 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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