Osby Family History

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Osby Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): presumably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Similar surnames: Cosby, Lisby, Asby, Mosby, Ostby, Nasby, Busby, Hobby, Ormsby, Irby

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Osby Family Origin

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Osby Family Occupations

What did your Osby ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Osby. 34% of Osby men worked as a General Farm Labourer

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Farm Labourer
  • Railway Guardretired
  • Retired Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Osby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Osby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osby 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 119 immigration records available for the last name Osby. 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 596 military records available for the last name Osby. For the veterans among your Osby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Osby Life Expectancy

What is the average Osby lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Osby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Osby in 1947 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Osby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Osby 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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