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Carby Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire): habitational name from Careby in Lincolnshire which is named with the Old English personal name Kári + ‘farmstead village’. Swedish and Danish: habitational name from any of the places in Sweden and Denmark named Karby from karl ‘(free)man’ + býr ‘village’. Possibly an Americanized form of German Gerbig .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Carey, Darby, Corby, Canby, Saxby, Norby, Kirby, Harty, Carbo, Cardy

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Where is the Carby family from?

You can see how Carby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Carby families living in Kentucky. This was about 23% of all the recorded Carby's in USA. Kentucky and 2 other states had the highest population of Carby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Carby. 31% of Carby men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Carby women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carby were Proprietor and Maid. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Carby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carby 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 933 immigration records available for the last name Carby. 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 595 military records available for the last name Carby. For the veterans among your Carby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carby lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Carby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Carby in 1960 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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