Cherry Family History

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Cherry Name Meaning

English: from Middle English chirie, cherye ‘cherry’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of cherries, or possibly a nickname for someone with rosy cheeks. Probably in some cases a translation name of German Kirsch.

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

Similar surnames: Ferry, Henry, Merry, Berry, Herr, Perry, Cerro, Harry, Cerny, Cherek

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Cherry Family Origin

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Cherry Family Occupations

What did your Cherry ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cherry family was Farming. The most common Cherry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Cherry's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cherry.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cherry ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cherry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 196,000 census records available for the last name Cherry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cherry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Cherry. 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 Card

There are 33,000 military records available for the last name Cherry. For the veterans among your Cherry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cherry Life Expectancy

What is the average Cherry lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cherry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cherry in 1940 was 22, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cherry

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cherry ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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