Risby Family History

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Risby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Lincolnshire, Suffolk, and East Yorkshire, so named from Old Norse hrís ‘brushwood’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Rigby, Frisby, Wisby, Rigsby, Irby, Ormsby, Mosby, Rise, Bigby, Raby

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Risby Family Origin

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Risby Family Occupations

What did your Risby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Risby. The most common Risby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Risby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Risby family was Farm Labor.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Machinist

    9%
  • Farm Labor

    5%

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

Risby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Risby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risby 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Risby. 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 Risby. For the veterans among your Risby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Risby Life Expectancy

What is the average Risby lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Risby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Risby in 1960 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Risby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Risby 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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