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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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Where is the Danby family from?

You can see how Danby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Danby families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Danby families living in New York. This was about 47% of all the recorded Danby's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Danby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Danby. 23% of Danby men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Danby women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danby were Salesman and Comptometer Operator.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Comptometer Operator
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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