Rigsby Family History

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Rigsby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named in Lincolnshire.

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

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

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Rigsby Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rigsby name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rigsby. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Rigsby Family Origin

Where is the Rigsby family from?

Rigsby Family Occupations

What did your Rigsby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rigsby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Rigsby's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rigsby. A less common occupation for the Rigsby family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Rigsby Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rigsby Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rigsby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rigsby 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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