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

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  • Brick Maker

    11%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Farm Labourer

    8%
  • Labourer

    5%

In 1881, Brick Maker, Agricultural Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Risby. The most common Risby occupation in the UK was Brick Maker. 11% of Risby's were Brick Makers. A less common occupation for the Risby family was Labourer.

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Risby Historical Records

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Risby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Risby

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