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Kerry Family History

Kerry Name Meaning
Welsh: habitational name from Ceri, an ancient commot of central Wales.

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

209,112 Historical Documents with Kerry on Ancestry.com
86,284 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,304 Military Records
5,735 Immigration Records
41,751 Census and Voter Lists
72,038 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Kerry Families

  • Number of Kerry families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kerry families
     160 - 318
     54 - 159
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kerry families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kerry census records

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Kerry 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 Kerry families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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

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Kerry Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Kerry 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 Kerry

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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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Kerry Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kerry census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Kerry ancestors, such as occupation.

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Kerry Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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