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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
Dressmaker

135

Laundress

105

Domestic Servant

91

General Servant Domestic

78

Living On Own Means

75

Common Male occupations for Crosbys in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

168

Coal Miner

162

General Labourer

155

Farmer

107

Joiner

102

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