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Adby Family History

Adby Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Aday, Asby, Aaby, Addy, Adey, Ady, Abby, Abu, Day, Darby

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Where is the Adby family from?

You can see how Adby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Adby family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Adby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 32 Adby families living in Buckinghamshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Adby's in United Kingdom. Buckinghamshire had the highest population of Adby families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Adby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Adby ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Chairmaker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Adby. 100% of Adby men worked as a Chairmaker and 87% of Adby women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Chairmaker
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    87%
  • Domestic Worker
    7%
  • Domestic Servant
    7%
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What Adby family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Adby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 259 immigration records available for the last name Adby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 112 military records available for the last name Adby. For the veterans among your Adby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Adby lifespan?

Between 1980 and 2000, in the United States, Adby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Adby in 1980 was 76, and 90 in 2000.

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