Magby Family History

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Magby Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Scottish or Irish McBee, itself a shortened form of McBeth. In Gaelic, -th- is silent.

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

Similar surnames: Maxey, May, Magee, Magin, Camby, Bagby, Maloy, Magaw, Mabry, Lauby

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Magby Family Origin

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Magby Family Occupations

What did your Magby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Magby. A less common occupation for the Magby family was Keeps House. The most common Magby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Magby's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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

Magby Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Magby Life Expectancy

What is the average Magby lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Magby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Magby in 1958 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Magby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Magby 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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