Appelby Family History

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Appelby Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Appel, Epperly, Selby, Oppel, Shelby, Welby, Appleby, Presby, Engelby

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Appelby Family Origin

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Appelby Family Occupations

What did your Appelby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Appelby family was Currier. Farmer, Farming and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Appelby. The most common Appelby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Appelby's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Coal Miner

  • Currier


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Appelby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Appelby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Appelby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Appelby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 249 immigration records available for the last name Appelby. 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 Card

There are 117 military records available for the last name Appelby. For the veterans among your Appelby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Appelby Life Expectancy

What is the average Appelby lifespan?

Between 1965 and 1991, in the United States, Appelby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Appelby in 1965 was 73, and 98 in 1991.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Appelby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Appelby ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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