Derby Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Darby.

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


Similar surnames: Kerby, Darby, Derry, Erby, Yerby, Berry, Dory, Daby, Drey, Dey

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Derby Family Origin

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Derby Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Derby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Derby's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Derby. A less common occupation for the Derby family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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Derby Historical Records

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Derby Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Derby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Derby in 1945 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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United States

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