Oglesby Family History

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Oglesby Name Meaning

English: habitational name, perhaps from Ugglebarnby (recorded in 1314 as Oggelberdesby) in North Yorkshire, named from an unattested Old Norse personal name Uglubárthr + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Inglesby, Ormsby, Lusby, Owenby, Ellerby, Gadsby, Goldsby, Ogle

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Oglesby Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Oglesby name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Oglesby. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Oglesby Family Origin

Where is the Oglesby family from?

Oglesby Family Occupations

What did your Oglesby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Oglesby occupation in Canada was Labourer. 100% of Oglesby's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer


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Oglesby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Oglesby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oglesby 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Oglesby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Oglesby. For the veterans among your Oglesby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oglesby Life Expectancy

What is the average Oglesby lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Oglesby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1950. The average life expectancy for Oglesby in 1943 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oglesby 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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