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Rigby Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from Rigby in Lancashire, named with Old Norse hryggr ‘ridge’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Risby, Digby, Bigby, Frisby, Filby, Raby, Bilby, Wisby, Rigsby, Kilby

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Rigby Family Origin

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Rigby Family Occupations

What did your Rigby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rigby family was Cotton Weaver. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rigby. The most common Rigby occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Rigby's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Cotton Weaver

    2%

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

Rigby Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rigby Life Expectancy

What is the average Rigby lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rigby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Rigby in 1950 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rigby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rigby 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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