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Deery Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Daighre ‘descendant of Daighre’, a byname meaning ‘fiery’.

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


Similar surnames: Derry, Heery, Seery, Deere, Neary, Merry, Delay, Denny, Keary, Terry

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Where is the Deery family from?

You can see how Deery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deery families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Deery families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Deery's in the USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Deery families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deery surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deery ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Deery. 15% of Deery men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Deery women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deery were Machinist and Nurse.

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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
    15%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Nurse
    6%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Deery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deery 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Deery. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Deery. For the veterans among your Deery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deery lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Deery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Deery in 1958 was 65, and 79 in 2004.

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