Kirby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern England called Kirby or Kirkby, from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + býr ‘settlement’. Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Garmhaic ‘descendant of Ciarmhac’, a personal name meaning ‘dark son’. Compare Kerwick.

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


Similar surnames: Irby, Kilby, Corby, Wilby, Furby, Bigby, Kirkeby, Wisby, Carby, Kibby

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Kirby Family Origin

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Kirby Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kirby family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirby. The most common Kirby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Kirby's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    3%

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Kirby Historical Records

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Kirby Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Kirby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kirby in 1941 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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