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Nesby Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farm name from Old Norse nesbýr ‘the farm on the headland’. Compare Nesheim.

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


Similar surnames: Nerby, Newby, Nasby, Mosby, Westby, Cosby, Risby, Selby, Busby, Melby

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Nesby Family Origin

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Nesby Family Occupations

What did your Nesby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nesby family was No Occupation. Farmer, Laborer and Drayman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nesby. The most common Nesby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Nesby's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    36%
  • Drayman

    7%
  • No Occupation

    7%

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

Nesby Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Nesby Life Expectancy

What is the average Nesby lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Nesby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Nesby in 1949 was 34, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nesby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nesby 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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