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Wisby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whisby in Lincolnshire, named from the Old Norse personal name Hvítr + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Wilby, Risby, Lusby, Bigby, Whitby, Westby, Cosby, Welby, Lisby

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Wisby Family Origin

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Wisby Family Occupations

What did your Wisby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wisby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Wisby's were Farmers. Farmer, Day Laborer and Drugist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wisby. A less common occupation for the Wisby family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Day Laborer

  • Drugist

  • Farm Laborer


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

Wisby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Wisby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wisby 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 402 immigration records available for the last name Wisby. 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 579 military records available for the last name Wisby. For the veterans among your Wisby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wisby Life Expectancy

What is the average Wisby lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Wisby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Wisby in 1949 was 38, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wisby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wisby 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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