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Rigsby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Rigsby (Lincolnshire) probably from the genitive form of Old Norse hryggr ‘ridge’ + ‘farmstead village’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Risby, Bigsby, Grigsby, Rigby, Bigby, Wisby, Lisby, Digby, Frisby

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Where is the Rigsby family from?

You can see how Rigsby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rigsby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rigsby families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Rigsby families living in Tennessee. This was about 27% of all the recorded Rigsby's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Rigsby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rigsby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rigsby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rigsby. 26% of Rigsby men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Rigsby women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rigsby were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Rigsby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rigsby 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 563 immigration records available for the last name Rigsby. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Rigsby. For the veterans among your Rigsby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rigsby lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rigsby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rigsby in 1947 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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