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Origins of the Crosby surname

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About the Crosbys

We have a total number of 48208 records for people with the last name Crosby.

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Where do most Crosbys live?

In 1921, most Crosbys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Crosbys

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 35,100 records for the Crosby surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Crosbys most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Crosbys.

What are the most common Crosby first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Crosbys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Crosbys in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Crosbys in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner


General Labourer






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