Formby Family History

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Formby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the place on Merseyside, so named from Old Norse forn ‘old’ (or perhaps a byname Forni with this meaning) + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Corby, Ormsby, Hornby, Furby, Sorby, Nordby, Morby, Kirby, Godby

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Formby Family Origin

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Formby Family Occupations

What did your Formby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carter and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Formby. A less common occupation for the Formby family was Cotton Porter. The most common Formby occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Formby's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Carter

    3%
  • Charwoman

    3%
  • Cotton Porter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Formby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Formby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Formby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Formby 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Formby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Formby. For the veterans among your Formby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Formby Life Expectancy

What is the average Formby lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Formby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Formby in 1951 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Formby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Formby 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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