Sudbury Family History

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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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Sudbury Family Origin

Where is the Sudbury family from?

Sudbury Family Occupations

What did your Sudbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sudbury family was Butcher. Bricklayer, Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sudbury. The most common Sudbury occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 5% of Sudbury's were Bricklayers.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Butcher


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

Sudbury Historical Records

What Sudbury family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Sudbury Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sudbury

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sudbury 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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