Bagby Family History

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Bagby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bagby in North Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Baghebi, from the Old Norse personal name Baggi + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘village’. Scottish: possibly from Begbie in East Lothian.

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

Similar surnames: Bigby, Busby, Saxby, Carby, Walby, Canby, Bagsby, Haxby, Asby, Bay

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Bagby Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bagby name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bagby. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Bagby Family Origin

Where is the Bagby family from?

Bagby Family Occupations

What did your Bagby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bagby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Bagby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bagby family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bagby.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Bagby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Bagby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bagby 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bagby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Bagby. For the veterans among your Bagby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bagby Life Expectancy

What is the average Bagby lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bagby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Bagby in 1948 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bagby 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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