Roby Name Meaning

from a pet form of Robert. habitational name from Roby in Lancashire (now Merseyside), named with Old Norse rá ‘pole’, ‘boundary mark’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Raby, Rigby, Robey, Doby, Hobby, Godby, Robb, Rock, Irby, Proby

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Roby Family Origin

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Roby Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    25%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Roby family was Carpenter. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roby. The most common Roby occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 25% of Roby's were Coal Miners.

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Roby Historical Records

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Roby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Roby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Roby in 1945 was 62, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roby

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