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Estby Family History

Estby 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: Westby, Ostby, Estey, Estay, Esty, Espy, Espey, Ashby, Ester, Estok

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Where is the Estby family from?

You can see how Estby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Estby family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Estby families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Estby families living in Hertfordshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Estby's in United Kingdom. Hertfordshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Estby families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Estby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Estby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Steno were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Estby. 43% of Estby men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Estby women worked as a Steno. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    43%
  • Farmer
    36%
  • Salesman
    22%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Steno
    100%
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What Estby family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 716 census records available for the last name Estby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Estby 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 109 immigration records available for the last name Estby. 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 59 military records available for the last name Estby. For the veterans among your Estby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Estby lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Estby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Estby in 1957 was 59, and 89 in 2004.

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