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Ormsby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from North and South Ormsby (Lincolnshire) or either of two places called Ormesby in Norfolk and the North Yorkshire. The placenames all derive from the Old Norse personal name Ormr + Old Norse ‘farmstead village’. This surname is also common in Ireland (Connacht) where it has been established since the late 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Hornsby, Risby, Formby, Frisby, Crosby, Wisby, Lusby, Gadsby, Rumsey

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Where is the Ormsby family from?

You can see how Ormsby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ormsby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ormsby families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 40 Ormsby families living in New York. This was about 39% of all the recorded Ormsby's in USA. New York had the highest population of Ormsby families in 1840.
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What did your Ormsby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ormsby. 12% of Ormsby men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Ormsby women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ormsby were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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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
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ormsby. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Ormsby. For the veterans among your Ormsby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ormsby lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Ormsby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ormsby in 1948 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

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