Crosby Family History

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Crosby Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland and northern England that are named with Old Norse kross ‘cross’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. Irish: Scottish and English surname (see 1 above) adopted by bearers of Gaelic Mac an Chrosáin (see McCrossen).

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


Similar surnames: Cosby, Corby, Clasby, Cross, Risby, Ormsby, Frisby, Colby, Mosby

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Crosby Family Origin

Where is the Crosby family from?

Crosby Family Occupations

What did your Crosby ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Crosby. 26% of Crosby men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Crosby women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crosby were Labourer and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Income
    14%
  • Nurse
    7%
  • Student
    7%

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

Crosby Historical Records

What Crosby family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 234,000 census records available for the last name Crosby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crosby 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Crosby. 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 50,000 military records available for the last name Crosby. For the veterans among your Crosby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Crosby Life Expectancy

What is the average Crosby lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Crosby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Crosby in 1940 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crosby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Crosby 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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