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Avery Family History

Avery Name Meaning

English: from the Anglo-Norman French personal name Auvery, a Norman form of Alfred. It could also be from a variant of the Anglo-Norman French personal name Aubri (see Aubrey). At least in the case of the original Puritan settlers in New England, there has been some confusion with Averill.

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


Similar surnames: Avey, Overy, Savary, Vey, Ivery, Adey, Savery, Avary, Lavers, Haver

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Where is the Avery family from?

You can see how Avery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Avery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Avery families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 307 Avery families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Avery's in USA. New York had the highest population of Avery families in 1840.
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What did your Avery ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Avery. 17% of Avery men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Avery women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Avery were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Cook
    7%
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Census Records

There are 298,000 census records available for the last name Avery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Avery census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Avery. 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 Cards

There are 46,000 military records available for the last name Avery. For the veterans among your Avery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Avery lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Avery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Avery in 1940 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

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