Eby Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swiss German Äbi, Äby, Aby, Aebi, or Ebi, from a pet form of Eberhardt.

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

Similar surnames: Ely, Aebi, Ey, Ebey, Zerby, Ebbs, Fey, Elo, Enz, Doby

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Eby Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eby name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Eby. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Eby Family Origin

Where is the Eby family from?

Eby Family Occupations

What did your Eby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Eby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Eby's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eby. A less common occupation for the Eby family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Eby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Eby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eby 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 Eby. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Eby. For the veterans among your Eby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eby Life Expectancy

What is the average Eby lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Eby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Eby in 1945 was 67, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eby 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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