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Appleby Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from any of various places for example in Leicestershire Lincolnshire and Cumbria named from Old English æppel or Old Norse epli ‘apple’ + Old Norse ‘farm’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Umpleby, Apley, Apple, Appleton, Ansley, Ripley, Ashley, Paley

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Where is the Appleby family from?

You can see how Appleby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Appleby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Appleby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 22 Appleby families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Appleby's in USA. New York had the highest population of Appleby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Appleby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Appleby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Appleby. 16% of Appleby men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Appleby women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Appleby were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 124,000 census records available for the last name Appleby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Appleby 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Appleby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Appleby. For the veterans among your Appleby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Appleby lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Appleby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Appleby in 1944 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

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