Looby Family History

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Looby Name Meaning

Irish (mostly Tipperary): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lúbaigh ‘descendant of Lúbach’, a byname (literally ‘looped’) originally applied to a cunning person.

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

Similar surnames: Luby, Looney, Foody, Woodby, Lowry, Lory, Colby, Loibl, Bobby, Lauby

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Looby Family Origin

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Looby Family Occupations

What did your Looby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Blacksmith and Harness Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Looby. The most common Looby occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Looby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Looby family was Plaster.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Harness Maker

  • Plaster


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

Looby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Looby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Looby 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Looby. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Looby. For the veterans among your Looby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Looby Life Expectancy

What is the average Looby lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Looby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Looby in 1954 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Looby 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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