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Eleby Family History

Eleby Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of the English family name Ellerby. This name is found chiefly in TX.

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


Similar surnames: Eley, Exley, Iley, Epley, Ley, Ely, Liby, Emery, Elzy, Ellerby

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Where is the Eleby family from?

You can see how Eleby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eleby family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Eleby families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Eleby family living in Florida Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Eleby's in the USA. Florida Territory had the highest population of Eleby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eleby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eleby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eleby. 44% of Eleby men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Eleby women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eleby were Labor and Farmer.

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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

  • Laborer
    44%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    32%
  • Servant
    19%
  • Laundress
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Eleby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eleby 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 32 immigration records available for the last name Eleby. 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 200 military records available for the last name Eleby. For the veterans among your Eleby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eleby lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2003, in the United States, Eleby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Eleby in 1946 was 40, and 62 in 2003.

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