Wilbey Family History

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Wilbey Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Pilley, Gilboy, Cilley, Wilby, Willey, Tilley, Iley, Kilby, Riley

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Wilbey Family Origin

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Wilbey Family Occupations

What did your Wilbey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farming, Bartender and Engraver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilbey. The most common Wilbey occupation in the USA was Farming. 29% of Wilbey's were Farmings. A less common occupation for the Wilbey family was Keeping House.

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  • Farming

  • Bartender

  • Engraver

  • Keeping House


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

Wilbey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wilbey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilbey 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 62 immigration records available for the last name Wilbey. 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 55 military records available for the last name Wilbey. For the veterans among your Wilbey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilbey Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilbey lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilbey 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilbey

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