Owenby Family History

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Owenby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from one of three places in Lincolnshire: Aunby, Owmby, and Aunsby, all of which are named with the Old Norse personal name Auðun + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Owensby, Welby, Sowerby, Overby, Denby, Wisby, Canby, Hornby, Bielby

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Owenby Family Origin

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Owenby Family Occupations

What did your Owenby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Owenby family was House Keeper. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Owenby. The most common Owenby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 74% of Owenby's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • House Keeper


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

Owenby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Owenby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Owenby 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 82 immigration records available for the last name Owenby. 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 Owenby. For the veterans among your Owenby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Owenby Life Expectancy

What is the average Owenby lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Owenby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Owenby in 1954 was 57, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Owenby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Owenby 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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