Frisby Family History

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Frisby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Frisby on the Wreake or Frisby by Gaulby, or another lost Frisby in Leicestershire, all named with Old Norse Frísir ‘Frisians’ (see Fries 1) + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Risby, Rigby, Ormsby, Crosby, Brisby, Grisby, Filby, Wisby, Lisby

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Frisby Family Origin

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Frisby Family Occupations

What did your Frisby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Frisby family was Servant. Farmer, School and Scholar were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Frisby. The most common Frisby occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Frisby's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Scholar

  • Servant


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Frisby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Frisby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frisby 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Frisby. 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 Frisby. For the veterans among your Frisby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Frisby Life Expectancy

What is the average Frisby lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Frisby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Frisby in 1951 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Frisby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Frisby 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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