Wisby Family History

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Wisby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whisby in Lincolnshire, named from the Old Norse personal name Hvítr + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Wilby, Risby, Lusby, Bigby, Whitby, Westby, Cosby, Welby, Lisby

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Wisby Family Origin

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Wisby Family Occupations

What did your Wisby ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, House Painter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wisby. 28% of Wisby men worked as a House Painter and 84% of Wisby women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wisby were Cowman and No Occupation (retired)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • House Painter
  • Retired
  • General Labourer
  • Cowman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Old Age Pensioner
  • No Occupation (retired)

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

Wisby Historical Records

What Wisby family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Wisby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wisby 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 402 immigration records available for the last name Wisby. 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 579 military records available for the last name Wisby. For the veterans among your Wisby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wisby Life Expectancy

What is the average Wisby lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Wisby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Wisby in 1949 was 38, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wisby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wisby 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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