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Roxby Name Meaning

English (Durham): habitational name from any of the three places called Roxby in North Yorkshire (in Thornton Dale Hinderwell and Pickhill) or perhaps less frequently from Roxby (Lincolnshire). The places in Thornton Dale and Hinderwell (North Yorkshire) are named with the Old Norse personal name Rauthr (genitive Rauz) + Old Norse ‘farmstead village’. The places in Pickhill (North Yorkshire) and Lincolnshire are named with the Old Norse personal name Hrókr (genitive Hróks) + .

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


Similar surnames: Roxbury, Roy, Holby, Roley, Raby, Sorby, Gorby, Bixby, Mosby, Rody

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Where is the Roxby family from?

You can see how Roxby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roxby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Roxby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 8 Roxby families living in New Jersey. This was about 33% of all the recorded Roxby's in USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Roxby families in 1880.
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What did your Roxby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Roxby. 53% of Roxby men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Roxby women worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    53%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Doctor
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 557 immigration records available for the last name Roxby. 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 586 military records available for the last name Roxby. For the veterans among your Roxby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roxby lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Roxby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Roxby in 1956 was 30, and 82 in 2003.

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