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Filby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so called from the Old Norse personal name Fili or Fila (of uncertain origin) + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Bilby, Wilby, Kilby, Milby, Gilboy, Colby, Bigby, Bielby, Furby

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Where is the Filby family from?

You can see how Filby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Filby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Filby families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Filby families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Filby's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Filby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Filby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Filby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Filby. 23% of Filby men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Filby women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Filby were Driller and Domestic.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Driller
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Domestic
    25%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Filby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Filby 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 976 immigration records available for the last name Filby. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Filby. For the veterans among your Filby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Filby lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Filby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Filby in 1963 was 69, and 75 in 2004.

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