Osby Family History

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Osby Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): presumably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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


Similar surnames: Cosby, Lisby, Asby, Mosby, Ostby, Nasby, Busby, Hobby, Ormsby, Irby

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Osby Family Origin

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Osby Family Occupations

What did your Osby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Osby. A less common occupation for the Osby family was Farming. The most common Osby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Osby's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Farm Laborer

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farming

    8%

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

Osby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Osby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osby 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Osby. 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 Osby. For the veterans among your Osby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Osby Life Expectancy

What is the average Osby lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Osby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Osby in 1947 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Osby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Osby 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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