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Battersby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Battersby in North Yorkshire, named with the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Boðvarr (composed of the elements baðwa ‘battle’ + harjaz ‘warrior’) + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Thursby, Hattersley, Catterton, Weatherby, Betterley, Butterly

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Battersby Family Origin

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Battersby Family Occupations

What did your Battersby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Battersby family was Butcher. Keeping House, Laborer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Battersby. The most common Battersby occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 13% of Battersby's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Miner

  • Butcher


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Battersby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Battersby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Battersby 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Battersby. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Battersby. For the veterans among your Battersby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Battersby Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Battersby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Battersby in 1953 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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