Norby Family History

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Norby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Norby in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Swedish (Norrby): habitational name from a farmstead named with norr ‘north’ + by ‘farm’, or an ornamental name formed with the same elements.

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

Similar surnames: Nordby, Corby, Morby, Hornby, Carby, Nerby, Sorby, Colby, Nord, Newby

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Norby Family Origin

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Norby Family Occupations

What did your Norby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Norby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Norby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Norby family was Farming. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Norby.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Norby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Norby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Norby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Norby 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 Norby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Norby Life Expectancy

What is the average Norby lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Norby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Norby in 1957 was 22, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Norby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Norby ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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