Shelby Family History

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Shelby Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Selby, or a habitational name from an unidentified place named with the northern Middle English elements schele ‘hut’ + by ‘settlement’, ‘farm’ (Old Norse býr).

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


Similar surnames: Selby, Hemby, Bielby, Welby, Smeby, Melby, Shell, Shepley, Shelley

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Shelby Family Origin

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Shelby Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    15%
  • Annuitant

    8%
  • Assurance Agent

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    8%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Assurance Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shelby. The most common Shelby occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 15% of Shelby's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Shelby family was Coal Miner.

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Shelby Historical Records

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Shelby Life Expectancy

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