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Burby Name Meaning

English: perhaps a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. Perhaps a variant of Barby.

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


Similar surnames: Bury, Burgy, Busby, Cumby, Furby, Curby, Burry, Bixby, Buley, Burke

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Where is the Burby family from?

You can see how Burby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Burby families living in Kentucky. This was about 45% of all the recorded Burby's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Burby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burby. 44% of Burby men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Burby women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burby were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
    44%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Burby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burby 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 729 immigration records available for the last name Burby. 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 619 military records available for the last name Burby. For the veterans among your Burby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burby lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Burby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Burby in 1950 was 50, and 58 in 2004.

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