Soulsby Family History

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Soulsby Name Meaning

English (Northumbria): of uncertain origin, perhaps a habitational name from either of two places called Soulby, one near Penrith and the other near Kirkby Stephen. These are probably named from Old Norse súl ‘post’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. If this is right, it is hard to explain why the place name should have developed a form with an -s- in it. However, this alternation is found in other surnames (for example Bowlby/Bowlsby).

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

Similar surnames: Shelby, Sully, Cosby, Goldsby, Selby, Mosby, Ormsby, Oglesby, Busby

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Soulsby Family Origin

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Soulsby Family Occupations

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In 1921, Accountant and Checker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Soulsby. 20% of Soulsby men worked as an Accountant and 34% of Soulsby women worked as a Checker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Soulsby were Electrician and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Accountant
  • Car Foreman
  • Checker
  • Electrician

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Checker
  • Housewife
  • Operator

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Soulsby Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Soulsby. For the veterans among your Soulsby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Soulsby Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Soulsby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Soulsby in 1962 was 64, and 89 in 2004.

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