Proby Family History

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Proby Name Meaning

English: unexplained. French: habitational name from a place so named in Jura.

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

Similar surnames: Roby, Raby, Troy, Pross, Pray, Irby, Doby, Croy, Brody, Coby

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Proby Family Origin

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Proby Family Occupations

What did your Proby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Coachman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Proby. The most common Proby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Proby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Proby family was Day Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Coachman

  • Day Laborer


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

Proby Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Proby Life Expectancy

What is the average Proby lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Proby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Proby in 1955 was 51, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Proby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Proby 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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