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Drury Family History

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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Where is the Drury family from?

You can see how Drury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Drury families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 44 Drury families living in Massachusetts. This was about 25% of all the recorded Drury's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Drury families in 1840.
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What did your Drury ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Drury. 16% of Drury men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Drury women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drury were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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