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

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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

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Canby Historical Records

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Canby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canby

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