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Lisby Family History

Lisby Name Meaning

Danish: habitational name from a place named Lisby. English: unexplained. Possibly a habitational name; it may be a variant of Lusby or from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Similar surnames: Lusby, Wisby, Risby, Bisby, Silsby, Lasky, Cosby, Milby, Brisby

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Where is the Lisby family from?

You can see how Lisby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lisby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lisby families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Lisby families living in Maryland. This was about 30% of all the recorded Lisby's in the USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Lisby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lisby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lisby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lisby. 36% of Lisby men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Lisby women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lisby were Bus Driver and Secretary.

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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
  • Fireman
  • Bus Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lisby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lisby 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 201 immigration records available for the last name Lisby. 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 470 military records available for the last name Lisby. For the veterans among your Lisby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lisby lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Lisby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Lisby in 1964 was 86, and 72 in 2004.

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