Kirkeby Family History

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Kirkeby Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: habitational name from a place named Kirkeby (or, in the case of the Norwegian name, from any of ten farmsteads so named), from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + býr ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Kirby, Kirkley, Kilby, Kirkham, Kirk, Irby, Kimsey, Kirksey, Kirkes

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Kirkeby Family Origin

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Kirkeby Family Occupations

What did your Kirkeby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kirkeby family was Leather Merch.. Farmer, Keeping Boarders and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirkeby. The most common Kirkeby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Kirkeby's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping Boarders

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Leather Merch.

    11%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kirkeby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kirkeby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kirkeby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirkeby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kirkeby. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kirkeby. For the veterans among your Kirkeby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kirkeby Life Expectancy

What is the average Kirkeby lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kirkeby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kirkeby in 1962 was 57, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kirkeby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kirkeby ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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