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Origins of the Exelby surname

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About the Exelbys

We have a total number of 2559 records for people with the last name Exelby.

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Where do most Exelbys live?

In 1921, most Exelbys lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Exelbys

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We have 2,350 records for the Exelby surname. The oldest one dates back to 1608.

Who were Exelbys most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Exelby first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Exelbys

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

Common Female occupations for Exelbys in 1921




Farmers Daughter


House Servant




Common Male occupations for Exelbys in 1921
Farm Labourer




Agricultural Labourer






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