Sorbo Family History

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Sorbo Name Meaning

Italian: from sorbo ‘sorb apple’, the fruit of the true service tree, Sorbus domestica, edible when very ripe; hence an occupational name for a grower or seller of these fruits, a topographic name for someone who lived where service trees grew, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Sorbo Serpico (Avellino) or Sobro San Basile (Catazaro). Norwegian (Sørbø): habitational name from any of ten or more farms, mostly in southwestern Norway, named in Old Norse as Saurbœ´r, from saurr ‘mire’, ‘mud’ + bœ´r ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Sorby, Torno, Corby, Sebo, Orio, Sorum, Norby, Solo, Toro, Lorio

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Sorbo Family Origin

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Sorbo Family Occupations

What did your Sorbo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sorbo. 27% of Sorbo men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Sorbo women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sorbo were Barber and None

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • None

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

Sorbo Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sorbo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sorbo 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 681 immigration records available for the last name Sorbo. 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 221 military records available for the last name Sorbo. For the veterans among your Sorbo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sorbo Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Sorbo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sorbo in 1958 was 51, and 102 in 2004.

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