Saxby Family History

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Saxby Name Meaning

habitational name from places in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire called Saxby, from the Old Norse personal name Saxi meaning ‘sword’, or the genitive of the Old English folk name Seaxe, Old Norse Saksar ‘Saxons’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. nickname for someone quick to take offense and draw his sword, from Middle English sakespey, Old French sacquespee, from Old French sacque(r) ‘to draw or extract’ (from sac ‘sack’) + espee ‘sword’ (Latin spatha).

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


Similar surnames: Haxby, Say, Hamby, Darby, Swaby, Carby, Bagby, Nasby, Canby, Maxey

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Saxby Family Origin

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Saxby Family Occupations

What did your Saxby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Saxby family was School Teacher. The most common Saxby occupation in Canada was Constable. 33% of Saxby's were Constables. Constable and Farmer & Teacher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Saxby.

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  • Constable

    33%
  • Farmer & Teacher

    33%
  • School Teacher

    33%

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

Saxby Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Saxby Life Expectancy

What is the average Saxby lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Saxby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Saxby in 1956 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Saxby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Saxby 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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