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Bielby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place of this name in East Yorkshire, named with the Old Norse personal name Beli + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Bilby, Bigby, Filby, Bowlby, Milby, Wilby, Bierly, Beeby, Kilby

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Where is the Bielby family from?

You can see how Bielby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bielby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bielby families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Bielby families living in New York. This was about 80% of all the recorded Bielby's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Bielby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bielby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bielby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Bielby. 58% of Bielby men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    58%
  • Salesman
    22%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Lawyer
    11%
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What Bielby family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Bielby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bielby 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 715 immigration records available for the last name Bielby. 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 611 military records available for the last name Bielby. For the veterans among your Bielby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bielby lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bielby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Bielby in 1953 was 34, and 67 in 2004.

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