Sorsby Family History

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Sorsby Name Meaning

English (South Yorkshire): habitational name from an unidentified place; perhaps a variant of Salisbury or Sowerby.

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


Similar surnames: Sorby, Silsby, Soulsby, Mosby, Osby, Formby, Cosby, Horsey, Hornby

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Sorsby Family Origin

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Sorsby Family Occupations

What did your Sorsby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sorsby occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 17% of Sorsby's were Farm Laborers. Farm Laborer, Farmer and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sorsby. A less common occupation for the Sorsby family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Farm Laborer

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Works On Farm

    11%
  • Clerk In Store

    6%

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

Sorsby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sorsby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sorsby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Sorsby

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sorsby. 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 Sorsby. For the veterans among your Sorsby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sorsby Life Expectancy

What is the average Sorsby lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sorsby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sorsby in 1955 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sorsby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sorsby 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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