Milby Family History

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Milby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Milby in North Yorkshire, named in Old Norse as ‘Mildi’s homestead’, from the personal name Mildi + býr ‘homestead’, ‘village’ (Old Danish by).

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

Similar surnames: Bilby, Wilby, Filby, Kilby, Melby, Bielby, Maltby, Colby, Wisby

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Milby Family Origin

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Milby Family Occupations

What did your Milby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Milby. 47% of Milby men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Milby women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milby were Salesman and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • House Work
  • Seamstress
  • Waitress

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

Milby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Milby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milby 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 479 immigration records available for the last name Milby. 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 Milby. For the veterans among your Milby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Milby Life Expectancy

What is the average Milby lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Milby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Milby in 1958 was 72, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Milby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Milby 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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