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Dalby Name Meaning

Norwegian, Danish, and northern English: habitational name from any of various places named Dalby, named with Old Norse dalr ‘valley’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. The English surname is common in Yorkshire, where it derives mainly from Dalby in North Yorkshire, but similarly named places in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire are also possible sources. In Norway, it is common as a farm name. See also Dahlby.

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


Similar surnames: Darby, Dahlby, Danby, Saxby, Carby, Welby, Maltby, Selby, Milby

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Where is the Dalby family from?

You can see how Dalby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dalby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dalby families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Dalby families living in Virginia. This was about 35% of all the recorded Dalby's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Dalby families in 1840.
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What did your Dalby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dalby. 20% of Dalby men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Dalby women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dalby were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Saleslady
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dalby. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dalby. For the veterans among your Dalby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dalby lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dalby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dalby in 1953 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

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