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

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Rigby Family Origin

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Rigby Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Cotton Weaver

    2%

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

Source: Census data for Rigby | Data not to scale

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Rigby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rigby

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