Sowerby Family History

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Sowerby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in northern England named with the Old Norse elements saurr ‘mud’, ‘excrement’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Owenby, Sorby, Overby, Welby, Lowery, Bowlby, Pomeroy, Nerby, Norby

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Sowerby Family Origin

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Sowerby Family Occupations

What did your Sowerby ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Sowerby. 89% of Sowerby men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student

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

Sowerby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Sowerby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sowerby 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sowerby. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Sowerby. For the veterans among your Sowerby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sowerby Life Expectancy

What is the average Sowerby lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Sowerby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Sowerby in 1965 was 74, and 80 in 2004.

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