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Bisby Family History

Bisby Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Beesby in Lincolnshire from an Old Norse personal name Besi + Old Norse ‘farm’.

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

Similar surnames: Lisby, Busby, Bixby, Risby, Bigby, Bigsby, Brisby, Bilby, Wisby

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Where is the Bisby family from?

You can see how Bisby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bisby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bisby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Bisby families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bisby's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bisby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bisby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bisby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bisby. 44% of Bisby men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Bisby women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bisby were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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
  • Attendant
  • Operator
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Bisby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bisby 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 349 immigration records available for the last name Bisby. 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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Draft Cards

There are 675 military records available for the last name Bisby. For the veterans among your Bisby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bisby lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bisby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Bisby in 1954 was 47, and 57 in 2004.

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