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Digby Family History

Digby Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Digby in Lincolnshire, named from Old Norse dík ‘dike’, ‘ditch’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

232,591 Historical Documents with Digby on Ancestry.com
43,674 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,513 Military Records
3,603 Immigration Records
39,615 Census and Voter Lists
142,186 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Digby Families

  • Number of Digby families
     24 - 45
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Digby families
     217 - 431
     73 - 216
     1 - 72
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Digby families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Digby census records

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Digby Family Origin

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Digby Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Digby

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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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Digby Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Digby census records

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Digby Civil War Service Records

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