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Formby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the place on Merseyside, so named from Old Norse forn ‘old’ (or perhaps a byname Forni with this meaning) + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Corby, Ormsby, Hornby, Furby, Sorby, Nordby, Morby, Kirby, Godby

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Formby Family Origin

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Formby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    76%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Drives Milk Wagon

    3%
  • Housekeeping

    3%

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Drives Milk Wagon were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Formby. The most common Formby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 76% of Formby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Formby family was Housekeeping.

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Formby Historical Records

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Formby Life Expectancy

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