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Ellerby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire so named, from the Old English personal name Ælfweard + Old Scandinavian býr ‘farmstead’, ‘village’.

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

Similar surnames: Enderby, Ellers, Holderby, Exley, Eller, Engelby, Alley, Feller

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Where is the Ellerby family from?

You can see how Ellerby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ellerby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Ellerby families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 35 Ellerby families living in Texas. This was about 30% of all the recorded Ellerby's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Ellerby families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ellerby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ellerby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ellerby. 45% of Ellerby men worked as a Laborer and 42% of Ellerby women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ellerby were Proprietor and Laborer.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Laundress
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ellerby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ellerby 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 687 immigration records available for the last name Ellerby. 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 562 military records available for the last name Ellerby. For the veterans among your Ellerby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ellerby lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ellerby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ellerby in 1962 was 79, and 69 in 2004.

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