Drury Family History

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Drury Name Meaning

English (Norman) and French: nickname from Old French druerie ‘love’, ‘friendship’, a derivative of dru ‘lover’, ‘friend’ (see Drew 3). In Middle English the word also had the concrete meanings ‘love affair’, ‘love token’, ‘sweetheart’. English (Norman) and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of Old High German triuwa ‘truth’, ‘trust’ + ric ‘power(ful)’. Irish (County Roscommon): English name adopted by bearers of Gaelic Mac an Druaidh ‘son of the druid’. Compare Drew 6.

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

Similar surnames: Dury, Bury, Drum, Noury, Jury, Dray, Derry, Dobry, Maury, Ury

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Drury Family Origin

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Drury Family Occupations

What did your Drury ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drury. A less common occupation for the Drury family was Farming. The most common Drury occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Drury's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Drury Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 153,000 census records available for the last name Drury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drury 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Drury. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Drury. For the veterans among your Drury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drury Life Expectancy

What is the average Drury lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Drury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Drury in 1945 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drury 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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