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Marbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Marbury in Cheshire, named in Old English as ‘stronghold by the lake’, from mere ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + burh ‘fortified place’ (dative byrig).

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

Similar surnames: Asbury, Marksbury, Banbury, Albury, Malsbury, Danbury, Norbury

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Where is the Marbury family from?

You can see how Marbury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marbury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marbury families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 11 Marbury families living in Lancashire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Marbury's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Marbury families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Marbury surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Marbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Marbury. 32% of Marbury men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Marbury women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marbury were Helper and Cook.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Operator
  • Helper

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • House Keeper
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Marbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marbury census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 444 immigration records available for the last name Marbury. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Marbury. For the veterans among your Marbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marbury lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Marbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Marbury in 1945 was 38, and 69 in 2004.

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