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Gunby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Gunby in East Yorkshire which is named from the Old Norse female personal name Gunnhildr + Old Norse ‘farmstead settlement’ or from Gunby Saint Nicholas or Gunby Saint Peter in Lincolnshire named from the Old Norse male personal name Gunni + ‘farmstead settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lusby, Furby, Hubby, Godby, Canby, Busby, Gunn, Granby, Denby, Danby

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Where is the Gunby family from?

You can see how Gunby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gunby family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gunby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Gunby families living in Maryland. This was about 46% of all the recorded Gunby's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Gunby families in 1840.
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What did your Gunby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gunby. 33% of Gunby men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Gunby women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gunby were Labor and Cook. .

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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
  • Mechanic
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gunby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gunby 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 643 immigration records available for the last name Gunby. 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 Gunby. For the veterans among your Gunby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gunby lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gunby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gunby in 1960 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

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