Sorby Name Meaning

Norwegian (Sørby): habitational name from any of fifteen or more farmsteads in southeastern Norway, most of them variants of Sørbø (see Sorbo), with Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’ as the final element. In some cases the first element may be sør ‘south’. English: variant of Sowerby.

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


Similar surnames: Corby, Sorbo, Sorsby, Morby, Worby, Norby, Cosby, Saxby, Hobby

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Sorby Family Origin

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Sorby Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Tailor

    5%
  • Accountant & Estate Agent

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sorby. A less common occupation for the Sorby family was Accountant & Estate Agent. The most common Sorby occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Sorby's were Coal Miners.

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Between 1964 and 2004, Sorby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sorby in 1964 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sorby

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