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Nerby Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southeastern Norway named in Old Norse as Nethribýr ‘the lowest (nethri) farm (býr)’.

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


Similar surnames: Newby, Nesby, Overby, Nordby, Norby, Selby, Furby, Hemby, Welby

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Where is the Nerby family from?

You can see how Nerby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nerby family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Nerby families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Nerby families living in Wisconsin. This was about 70% of all the recorded Nerby's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Nerby families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nerby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nerby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nerby. 30% of Nerby men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Nerby women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nerby were Photo Engraver and Teacher. .

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Section Hand
    13%
  • Photo Engraver
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • Teacher
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nerby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nerby 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 168 immigration records available for the last name Nerby. 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 226 military records available for the last name Nerby. For the veterans among your Nerby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nerby lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Nerby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Nerby in 1957 was 66, and 73 in 2004.

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