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Oxby Family History

Oxby Surname Meaning

from an unidentified place evidently in Lincs apparently with Old Scandinavian ‘village settlement’ as the final element.

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016


Similar surnames: Osby, Roxby, Saxby, Mosby, Corby, Raby, Ory, Colby, Worby, Sorby

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Where is the Oxby family from?

You can see how Oxby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oxby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oxby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 93 Oxby families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 53% of all the recorded Oxby's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Oxby families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oxby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oxby ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Oxby. 16% of Oxby men worked as a Farmer and 78% of Oxby women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oxby were Unpaid Domestic Duties and Household 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

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Farm Labourer
    11%
  • Colliery Stoker
    11%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Household Duties
    3%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Oxby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oxby 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 223 immigration records available for the last name Oxby. 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 205 military records available for the last name Oxby. For the veterans among your Oxby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oxby lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2003, in the United States, Oxby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Oxby in 1969 was 74, and 81 in 2003.

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