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Oglesby Family History

Oglesby Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: habitational name from the barony of Ogilvie in Glamis Angus whose name is probably Pictish of uncertain origin and meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Inglesby, Ormsby, Lusby, Owenby, Ellerby, Gadsby, Goldsby, Ogle

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Where is the Oglesby family from?

You can see how Oglesby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oglesby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oglesby families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 30 Oglesby families living in Georgia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Oglesby's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Oglesby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oglesby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oglesby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oglesby. 22% of Oglesby men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Oglesby women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oglesby were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Oglesby. 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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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Oglesby. For the veterans among your Oglesby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oglesby lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Oglesby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1950. The average life expectancy for Oglesby in 1943 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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