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Sowerby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in northern England named with the Old Norse elements saurr ‘mud’, ‘excrement’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sowerby Family Origin

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Sowerby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Book Binder

    10%
  • Carpenter Shop

    10%
  • Gardner

    10%

In 1880, Farmer, Book Binder and Carpenter Shop were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sowerby. The most common Sowerby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Sowerby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sowerby family was Gardner.

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Sowerby Historical Records

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Sowerby Life Expectancy

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