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Goldsby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire named Goulceby, from the Old Norse personal name Kolkr + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Gadsby, Godby, Ingoldsby, Lusby, Cosby, Holderby, Oglesby, Mosby

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Where is the Goldsby family from?

You can see how Goldsby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goldsby family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Goldsby families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Goldsby families living in Tennessee. This was about 63% of all the recorded Goldsby's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Goldsby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goldsby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goldsby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Goldsby. 28% of Goldsby men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Goldsby women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goldsby were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Laundress
    9%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 347 immigration records available for the last name Goldsby. 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 Goldsby. For the veterans among your Goldsby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goldsby lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Goldsby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Goldsby in 1957 was 69, and 76 in 2004.

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