Sorby Family History

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Sorby Name Meaning

Norwegian (Sørby): habitational name from any of fifteen or more farmsteads in southeastern Norway, most of them variants of Sørbø (see Sorbo), with Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’ as the final element. In some cases the first element may be sør ‘south’. English: variant of Sowerby.

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


Similar surnames: Corby, Sorbo, Sorsby, Morby, Worby, Norby, Cosby, Saxby, Hobby

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Sorby Family Origin

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Sorby Family Occupations

What did your Sorby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sorby occupation in Canada was Farmer. 83% of Sorby's were Farmers. Farmer and School Teacher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sorby.

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  • Farmer

    83%
  • School Teacher

    17%

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Sorby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Sorby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sorby 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 Sorby. 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 503 military records available for the last name Sorby. For the veterans among your Sorby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sorby Life Expectancy

What is the average Sorby lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Sorby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sorby in 1964 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

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