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Curby Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Corbeil. Perhaps a variant spelling of English Kirby or Corby.

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


Similar surnames: Corby, Burby, Carby, Cuny, Cumby, Curry, Bury, Causby, Camby, Colby

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Where is the Curby family from?

You can see how Curby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Curby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Curby families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Curby families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 18% of all the recorded Curby's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Curby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Curby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Curby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Curby. 29% of Curby men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Curby women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Curby were Farming 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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Curby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Curby 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 430 immigration records available for the last name Curby. 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 805 military records available for the last name Curby. For the veterans among your Curby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Curby lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Curby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Curby in 1954 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

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