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Norbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Surrey, so called from Old English norð ‘north’ + burh ‘fortress’, ‘fortified town’.

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

Similar surnames: Marbury, Woodbury, Bury, Asbury, Homburg, Tilbury, Colburn, Danbury

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Where is the Norbury family from?

You can see how Norbury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Norbury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Norbury families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 637 Norbury families living in Lancashire. This was about 40% of all the recorded Norbury's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Norbury families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Norbury surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Norbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Norbury. 17% of Norbury men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Norbury women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Norbury were Bricklayer and Household Duties.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Capstan Lathe Hand
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Household Duties
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Norbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Norbury census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Norbury. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Norbury lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Norbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Norbury in 1956 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

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