Wilby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places called Wilby, in Suffolk, Norfolk, and Northamptonshire. The first is probably named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old English beag ‘circle’; the second has the same first element + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’ or Old English beag, and the last is named with the Old English or Old Scandinavian personal name Villi + býr.

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


Similar surnames: Welby, Kilby, Wisby, Filby, Bilby, Milby, Willey, Lilly, Iley, Colby

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Wilby Family Origin

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Wilby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Bunt & Shoe Store

    3%
  • Car Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Bunt & Shoe Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilby. The most common Wilby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Wilby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wilby family was Car Carpenter.

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Between 1958 and 2004, Wilby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Wilby in 1958 was 64, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilby

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