Ellerby Family History

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Ellerby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire so named, from the Old English personal name Ælfweard + Old Scandinavian býr ‘farmstead’, ‘village’.

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

Similar surnames: Enderby, Ellers, Holderby, Exley, Eller, Engelby, Alley, Feller

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Ellerby Family Origin

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Ellerby Family Occupations

What did your Ellerby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ellerby occupation in Canada was Labourer. 33% of Ellerby's were Labourers. Labourer, Book Binder and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ellerby. A less common occupation for the Ellerby family was Gentleman.

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  • Labourer

  • Book Binder

  • Farmer

  • Gentleman


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

Ellerby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ellerby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ellerby 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 687 immigration records available for the last name Ellerby. 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 562 military records available for the last name Ellerby. For the veterans among your Ellerby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ellerby Life Expectancy

What is the average Ellerby lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ellerby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ellerby in 1962 was 79, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ellerby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ellerby 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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