Gadsby Family History

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Gadsby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Gaddesby in Leicestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Gadesbi and so named from the Old Norse personal name Gaddr (or from Old Norse gaddr ‘spur (of land)’) + býr ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Goldsby, Godby, Busby, Ormsby, Nasby, Asby, Canby, Carby, Gadd

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Gadsby Family Origin

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Gadsby Family Occupations

What did your Gadsby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Marble Cutter, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gadsby. The most common Gadsby occupation in Canada was Marble Cutter. 18% of Gadsby's were Marble Cutters. A less common occupation for the Gadsby family was Stone Cutter.

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  • Marble Cutter

  • School

  • Labourer

  • Stone Cutter


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

Gadsby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Gadsby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gadsby 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 Gadsby. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gadsby. For the veterans among your Gadsby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gadsby Life Expectancy

What is the average Gadsby lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gadsby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gadsby in 1958 was 43, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gadsby 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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