Saxby Name Meaning

habitational name from places in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire called Saxby, from the Old Norse personal name Saxi meaning ‘sword’, or the genitive of the Old English folk name Seaxe, Old Norse Saksar ‘Saxons’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. nickname for someone quick to take offense and draw his sword, from Middle English sakespey, Old French sacquespee, from Old French sacque(r) ‘to draw or extract’ (from sac ‘sack’) + espee ‘sword’ (Latin spatha).

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


Similar surnames: Haxby, Say, Hamby, Darby, Swaby, Carby, Bagby, Nasby, Canby, Maxey

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Saxby Family Origin

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Saxby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Rice Hand

    8%
  • Commercial Traveler

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Saxby family was Commercial Traveler. The most common Saxby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Saxby's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Rice Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Saxby.

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Saxby Historical Records

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Saxby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Saxby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Saxby in 1956 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Saxby

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