Digby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Digby in Lincolnshire, named from Old Norse dík ‘dike’, ‘ditch’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Digby Family Origin

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Digby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Blacksmithing

    2%

In 1880, the most common Digby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Digby's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Digby. A less common occupation for the Digby family was Blacksmithing.

Source: Census data for Digby | Data not to scale

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Digby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Digby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Digby in 1952 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Digby

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