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 Occupations

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  • Farmer

    83%
  • School Teacher

    17%

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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Between 1964 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sorby

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