Danby Family History

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Danby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Danby in North Yorkshire, originally named in Old Norse as Danabýr ‘settlement of the Danes’, and thus cognate with Denby.

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

Similar surnames: Dalby, Denby, Darby, Canby, Dansby, Saxby, Raby, Carby, Haxby, Walby

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Danby Family Origin

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Danby Family Occupations

What did your Danby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Danby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Danby's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Danby. A less common occupation for the Danby family was Cigar Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Cigar Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Danby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Danby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Danby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Danby. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Danby. For the veterans among your Danby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Danby Life Expectancy

What is the average Danby lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Danby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Danby in 1956 was 63, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Danby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Danby ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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