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Camby Family History

Camby Name Meaning

English: unexplained; perhaps of French origin, a variant of Cambe, a nickname for someone with a limp or other peculiarity of the leg, from a southern French form of jambe ‘leg’.

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


Similar surnames: Camba, Cumby, Hamby, Amy, Saxby, Raby, Gamby, Camps, Camus, Canoy

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Where is the Camby family from?

You can see how Camby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Camby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Camby families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Camby families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Camby's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Camby families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Camby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Camby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Camby. 30% of Camby men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Camby women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Camby were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Doffer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Spinner
    34%
  • Cook
    23%
  • Housework
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Camby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Camby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 203 immigration records available for the last name Camby. 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 Cards

There are 395 military records available for the last name Camby. For the veterans among your Camby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Camby lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Camby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Camby in 1958 was 47, and 63 in 2004.

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