Risby Family History

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Risby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Lincolnshire, Suffolk, and East Yorkshire, so named from Old Norse hrís ‘brushwood’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Rigby, Frisby, Wisby, Rigsby, Irby, Ormsby, Mosby, Rise, Bigby, Raby

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Risby Family Origin

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Risby Family Occupations

What did your Risby ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Risby. 2% of Risby men worked as a General Labourer and 61% of Risby women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Risby were Garden Labourer and Cotton Weaver

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Barman
  • Bricklayer
  • Garden Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver

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

Risby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Risby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risby 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 749 immigration records available for the last name Risby. 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 556 military records available for the last name Risby. For the veterans among your Risby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Risby Life Expectancy

What is the average Risby lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Risby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Risby in 1960 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Risby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Risby 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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