Worby Family History

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Worby Name Meaning

occupational nickname for a forester, literally ‘guard wood’, from Old French garder, warder ‘to guard’ + bois ‘wood’. habitational name from Warboys in Cambridgeshire, possibly from an unattested Old English Wearda or alternatively Old English weard ‘watch’, ‘protection’ + busc ‘bush’.

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

Similar surnames: Corby, Sorby, Morby, Hobby, Worl, Norby, Welby, Cosby, Werry, Carby

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Worby Family Origin

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Worby Family Occupations

What did your Worby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Worby family was Shoes Store. The most common Worby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Worby's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpet Weaver and Rigger were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Worby.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpet Weaver

  • Rigger

  • Shoes Store


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Worby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Worby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Worby 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 426 immigration records available for the last name Worby. 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 497 military records available for the last name Worby. For the veterans among your Worby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Worby Life Expectancy

What is the average Worby lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Worby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Worby in 1954 was 40, and 84 in 2004.

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