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Beery Name Meaning

Possibly a reduced variant of the Irish surname O’Berry. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bieri. Americanized spelling of Hungarian Béry, a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Bér, in Baranya, Komárom, Nógrád, Pest, Vas, or Zala counties.

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


Similar surnames: Berry, Beer, Beers, Biery, Beury, Byerly, Teer, Beedy, Geery, Beeby

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Where is the Beery family from?

You can see how Beery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beery families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 39 Beery families living in Ohio. This was about 75% of all the recorded Beery's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Beery families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beery surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beery ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beery. 20% of Beery men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Beery women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beery were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Beery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beery 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 679 immigration records available for the last name Beery. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Beery. For the veterans among your Beery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beery lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Beery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Beery in 1948 was 62, and 79 in 2004.

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