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Bilby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, so named with the Old Norse personal name Billi + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Bigby, Bielby, Filby, Wilby, Kilby, Milby, Billy, Wisby, Selby, Welby

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Where is the Bilby family from?

You can see how Bilby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bilby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bilby families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Bilby families living in Ohio. This was about 39% of all the recorded Bilby's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bilby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bilby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bilby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bilby. 25% of Bilby men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Bilby women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bilby were Clerk and Housework.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    30%
  • Housewife
    21%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Bilby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bilby 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bilby. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bilby. For the veterans among your Bilby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bilby lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bilby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bilby in 1955 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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