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Bixby Name Meaning

English (Suffolk and Essex): habitational name perhaps from Bittesby in Leicestershire. The village was depopulated in 1494 to make way for sheep pastures. The pronunciation of the surname as Bekysby (1459) and Bixby (1539) would have arisen when bearers of the name migrated away from Leicestershire. Alternatively Bixby might be an altered form of Bigby or Bixley a Suffolk name.

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

Similar surnames: Bilby, Bigby, Bisby, Lisby, Bigsby, Bilbo, Brisby, Burby, Hilby

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You can see how Bixby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bixby family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bixby families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 53 Bixby families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Bixby's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bixby families in 1840.
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What did your Bixby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bixby. 18% of Bixby men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Bixby women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bixby were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Teacher
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What is the average Bixby lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bixby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bixby in 1950 was 36, and 82 in 2004.

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