Looby Name Meaning

Irish (mostly Tipperary): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lúbaigh ‘descendant of Lúbach’, a byname (literally ‘looped’) originally applied to a cunning person.

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


Similar surnames: Luby, Looney, Foody, Woodby, Lowry, Lory, Colby, Loibl, Bobby, Lauby

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Looby Family Origin

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Looby Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    25%
  • Boot & Shoe Maker

    13%
  • Cab Driver

    13%
  • Cabman

    13%

In 1881, the most common Looby occupation in the UK was Labourer. 25% of Looby's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Looby family was Cabman. Labourer, Boot & Shoe Maker and Cab Driver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Looby.

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Looby Historical Records

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Looby Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, Looby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Looby in 1954 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Looby

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