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Quimby Family History

Quimby Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire and Warwickshire): habitational name from Whenby (North Yorkshire). The placename derives from Old Norse kvenna genitive plural of kona ‘woman’ + ‘farmstead village’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cumby, Mumby, Busby, Quinby, Quincy, Duby, Lisby, Milby, Brisby, Irby

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Where is the Quimby family from?

You can see how Quimby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quimby family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Quimby families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 24 Quimby families living in Staffordshire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Quimby's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Quimby families in 1891.
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What did your Quimby ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Quimby. 50% of Quimby men worked as a General Labourer and 91% of Quimby women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quimby were Surface Coal Miner Rock Uppler Heavy Work and Household Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Surface Coal Miner Rock Uppler Heavy Work

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Quimby. 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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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Quimby. For the veterans among your Quimby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quimby lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Quimby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Quimby in 1950 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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