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

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Cigar Maker

    3%

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

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Danby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Danby

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