Kilby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Cilebi. It was probably originally named with the Old English elements cild (see Child) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Compare Chilton. The second element was then replaced some time after the Danish invasions by the Old Norse form býr.

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


Similar surnames: Wilby, Bilby, Milby, Kirby, Filby, Gilboy, Welby, Bigby, Lilly

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Kilby Family Origin

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Kilby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kilby. The most common Kilby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Kilby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kilby family was Carpenter.

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Kilby Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, Kilby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kilby in 1946 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kilby

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