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Origins of the Rigby surname

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About the Rigbys

We have a total number of 99401 records for people with the last name Rigby.

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Where do most Rigbys live?

In 1921, most Rigbys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Rigbys

How common is your surname?

512th most common surname in the UK

We have 89,000 records for the Rigby surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Rigbys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Rigby first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Rigbys

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

Common Female occupations for Rigbys in 1921
Cotton Weaver






Domestic Servant


House Keeper


Common Male occupations for Rigbys in 1921
Coal Miner


Coal Miner Hewer






General Labourer


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