Canby Family History

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Canby Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from Caenby in Lincolnshire, named with the Old Norse personal name Kafni + býr ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Carby, Danby, Corby, Bagby, Cosby, Saxby, Haxby, Raby, Denby, Cumby

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Canby Family Origin

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Canby Family Occupations

What did your Canby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Canby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Canby's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canby. A less common occupation for the Canby family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Canby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Canby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Canby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canby 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Canby. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Canby. For the veterans among your Canby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canby Life Expectancy

What is the average Canby lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Canby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Canby in 1944 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canby ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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