Ormsby Family History

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Ormsby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ormsby in Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire, or Ormesby in Norfolk, all named from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Ormr (see Orme 1) + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Hornsby, Risby, Formby, Frisby, Crosby, Wisby, Lusby, Gadsby, Rumsey

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Ormsby Family Origin

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Ormsby Family Occupations

What did your Ormsby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ormsby occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Ormsby's were Farmers. Farmer, Student and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ormsby. A less common occupation for the Ormsby family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Dressmaker

  • Labourer


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

Ormsby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ormsby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ormsby 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ormsby. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ormsby. For the veterans among your Ormsby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ormsby Life Expectancy

What is the average Ormsby lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Ormsby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ormsby in 1948 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

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