Canby Family History

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Canby Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from Caenby in Lincolnshire, named with the Old Norse personal name Kafni + býr ‘farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Carby, Danby, Corby, Bagby, Cosby, Saxby, Haxby, Raby, Denby, Cumby

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Canby Family Origin

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Canby Family Occupations

What did your Canby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Canby. 36% of Canby men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Canby women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Canby were Clerk and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    36%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Helper
    15%
  • Secretary
    15%

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

Canby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Canby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canby 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 Canby. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Canby. For the veterans among your Canby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canby Life Expectancy

What is the average Canby lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Canby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Canby in 1944 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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