Walby Family History

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Walby Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from a place in East Yorkshire called Wauldby (recorded in Domesday Book as Walbi ‘(village) on the wold’) or from Walby in Cumbria (‘(village) by the (Roman) wall’).

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

Similar surnames: Welby, Dalby, Wilby, Wall, Paley, Way, Danby, Saxby, Carby, Milby

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Walby Family Origin

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Walby Family Occupations

What did your Walby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Ag Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walby. A less common occupation for the Walby family was Blacksmith. The most common Walby occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Walby's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Ag Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Walby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Walby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Walby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walby 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 700 immigration records available for the last name Walby. 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 595 military records available for the last name Walby. For the veterans among your Walby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walby Life Expectancy

What is the average Walby lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Walby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Walby in 1963 was 71, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walby 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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