Worby Name Meaning

occupational nickname for a forester, literally ‘guard wood’, from Old French garder, warder ‘to guard’ + bois ‘wood’. habitational name from Warboys in Cambridgeshire, possibly from an unattested Old English Wearda or alternatively Old English weard ‘watch’, ‘protection’ + busc ‘bush’.

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


Similar surnames: Corby, Sorby, Morby, Hobby, Worl, Norby, Welby, Cosby, Werry, Carby

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Worby Family Origin

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Worby Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    20%
  • Bricklayer

    8%
  • Carman

    4%
  • Gamekeeper

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Worby family was Gamekeeper. The most common Worby occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 20% of Worby's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Worby.

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Between 1954 and 2004, Worby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Worby in 1954 was 40, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Worby

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