Worby Family History
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Worby Name Meaning
occupational nickname for a forester, literally ‘guard wood’, from Old French garder, warder ‘to guard’ + bois ‘wood’. habitational name from Warboys in Cambridgeshire, possibly from an unattested Old English Wearda or alternatively Old English weard ‘watch’, ‘protection’ + busc ‘bush’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press