Sorby Family History

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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

What did your Sorby 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 Sorby. 60% of Sorby men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Sorby women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sorby were Genl Labourer (h W) and Unpaid House Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Genl Labourer (h W)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
  • Unpaid House Duties

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

Sorby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Sorby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sorby 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sorby. 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 503 military records available for the last name Sorby. For the veterans among your Sorby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sorby Life Expectancy

What is the average Sorby lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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