Rigby Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from Rigby in Lancashire, named with Old Norse hryggr ‘ridge’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Risby, Digby, Bigby, Frisby, Filby, Raby, Bilby, Wisby, Rigsby, Kilby

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Rigby Family Origin

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Rigby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Plasterer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rigby family was Plasterer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rigby. The most common Rigby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Rigby's were Farmers.

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Rigby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Rigby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Rigby in 1950 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rigby

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