Sowersby Family History

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Sowersby Name Meaning

English: variant of Sowerby.

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


Similar surnames: Sorsby, Sowerby, Sorby, Mowers, Bowers, Powers, Bowlsby, Mowery

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Sowersby Family Origin

Where is the Sowersby family from?

Sowersby Family Occupations

What did your Sowersby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sowersby family was Shepherd. The most common Sowersby occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 6% of Sowersby's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Farm Bailiff and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sowersby.

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  • Annuitant

    6%
  • Farm Bailiff

    6%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Shepherd

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sowersby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sowersby Historical Records

What Sowersby family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sowersby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sowersby 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sowersby. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sowersby. For the veterans among your Sowersby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sowersby Life Expectancy

What is the average Sowersby lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sowersby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sowersby in 1963 was 73, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sowersby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sowersby 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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