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Cary Family History

Cary Name Meaning
Irish and English: variant spelling of Carey.

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

1,293,093 Historical Documents with Cary on Ancestry.com
140,174 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
21,401 Military Records
10,634 Immigration Records
130,596 Census and Voter Lists
990,288 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cary Families

  • Number of Cary families
     201 - 399
     68 - 200
     1 - 67
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cary families
     115 - 227
     39 - 114
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cary families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cary census records

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Cary Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Cary families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Cary Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Cary families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Cary

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Cary Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cary census records

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Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Cary Civil War Service Records

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