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Crosby Family History

Crosby Name Meaning
Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland and northern England that are named with Old Norse kross ‘cross’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.Irish: Scottish and English surname (see 1 above) adopted by bearers of Gaelic Mac an Chrosáin (see McCrossen).

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

1,548,170 Historical Documents with Crosby on Ancestry.com
327,627 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
47,549 Military Records
25,901 Immigration Records
224,876 Census and Voter Lists
922,217 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Crosby Families

  • Number of Crosby families
     305 - 607
     102 - 304
     1 - 101
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Crosby families
     380 - 757
     127 - 379
     1 - 126
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Crosby families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Crosby census records

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Crosby Family Origin

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Crosby Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Crosby families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Crosby

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Crosby Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Crosby census records

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Crosby Civil War Service Records

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