Westby Family History

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Westby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Westby, for example in Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and West Yorkshire, from Old Norse vestr ‘west’ + býr ‘settlement’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of twenty or more farmsteads, mainly in southeastern Norway, named in Old Norse as Vestbýr, a compound Old Norse vestr ‘west’ + býr ‘settlement’. Compare 1. Swedish: habitational or ornamental name of the same etymology as 2 above.

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


Similar surnames: Whitby, Wisby, Ostby, Welby, Wesley, Westbury, Weston, Westen, Nesby

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Westby Family Origin

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Westby Family Occupations

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  • Lace Maker

    8%
  • Cotton Spinner

    6%
  • Tobacconist

    3%
  • (Brickmaker)

    1%

In 1881, the most common Westby occupation in the UK was Lace Maker. 8% of Westby's were Lace Makers. Lace Maker, Cotton Spinner and Tobacconist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Westby. A less common occupation for the Westby family was (Brickmaker).

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Westby Historical Records

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Westby Life Expectancy

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