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Cumby Family History

Cumby Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McCombie. English (Norfolk): unexplained. Perhaps a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, of which the second element is Old Norse býr ‘farm’.

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


Similar surnames: Mumby, Hemby, Camby, Cosby, Corby, Brumby, Furby, Burby, Colby, Canby

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Where is the Cumby family from?

You can see how Cumby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cumby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cumby families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Cumby families living in Virginia. This was about 63% of all the recorded Cumby's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Cumby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cumby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cumby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cumby. 27% of Cumby men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Cumby women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cumby were Janitor and Servant.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Janitor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    22%
  • Laundress
    13%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Servant
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Cumby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cumby 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 274 immigration records available for the last name Cumby. 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 984 military records available for the last name Cumby. For the veterans among your Cumby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cumby lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Cumby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Cumby in 1955 was 46, and 69 in 2004.

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