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Granby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire named Granby, from the Old Norse personal name Grani + bý ‘farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Canby, Gunby, Raby, Gray, Gandy, Grande, Danby, Grange, Grant, Grandy

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Where is the Granby family from?

You can see how Granby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Granby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Granby families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 24 Granby families living in Ontario. This was about 51% of all the recorded Granby's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Granby families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Granby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Granby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Granby. 36% of Granby men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Granby women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Granby were Roustabout and Cook.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    33%
  • Farm Laborer
    20%
  • Roustabout
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    31%
  • Housewife
    24%
  • New Worker
    16%
  • Cook
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Granby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Granby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 591 immigration records available for the last name Granby. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Granby. For the veterans among your Granby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Granby lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Granby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Granby in 1962 was 75, and 77 in 2004.

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