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Sudbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Derbyshire, Middlesex (Greater London), and Suffolk, so named from Old English suð ‘south’ + byrig, dative of burh ‘fortified place’.

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


Similar surnames: Bury, Asbury, Woodbury, Gadbury, Duxbury, Banbury, Norbury, Albury

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Where is the Sudbury family from?

You can see how Sudbury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sudbury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sudbury families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 91 Sudbury families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Sudbury's in the UK. London had the highest population of Sudbury families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sudbury surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sudbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bank Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Sudbury. 38% of Sudbury men worked as a Bank Clerk and 73% of Sudbury women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sudbury were Furniture Remover and Housekeeper.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bank Clerk
    38%
  • Incapacitated
    13%
  • Collery Screen Hand Above
    13%
  • Furniture Remover
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Private Means
    8%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housekeeper
    4%
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What Sudbury family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Sudbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sudbury census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 968 immigration records available for the last name Sudbury. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Sudbury. For the veterans among your Sudbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sudbury lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sudbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sudbury in 1962 was 76, and 71 in 2004.

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