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Gadsby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Gaddesby in Leicestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Gadesbi and so named from the Old Norse personal name Gaddr (or from Old Norse gaddr ‘spur (of land)’) + býr ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Goldsby, Godby, Busby, Ormsby, Nasby, Asby, Canby, Carby, Gadd

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Where is the Gadsby family from?

You can see how Gadsby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gadsby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gadsby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Gadsby families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Gadsby's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gadsby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gadsby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gadsby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gadsby. 37% of Gadsby men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Gadsby women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gadsby were Machinist and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Machinist
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Farm And House Work
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gadsby. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gadsby. For the veterans among your Gadsby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gadsby lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gadsby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gadsby in 1958 was 43, and 86 in 2004.

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