Wisby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whisby in Lincolnshire, named from the Old Norse personal name Hvítr + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Wilby, Risby, Lusby, Bigby, Whitby, Westby, Cosby, Welby, Lisby

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Wisby Family Origin

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Wisby Family Occupations

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  • Tailor

    8%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Charwoman

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wisby family was Labourer. Tailor, Farmer and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wisby. The most common Wisby occupation in the UK was Tailor. 8% of Wisby's were Tailors.

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Wisby Historical Records

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Wisby Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, Wisby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Wisby in 1949 was 38, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wisby

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