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Durie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Durie, a place in Fife, named from Gaelic dobhar ‘stream’ + the locative suffix -ach. French (Walloon): variant of Dury, from Walloon ri ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Duris, Durio, Murie, Urie, Dube, Duthie, Dutil, Dargie, Lurie, Duree

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Where is the Durie family from?

You can see how Durie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Durie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Durie families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1840 there were 10 Durie families living in New Jersey. This was about 91% of all the recorded Durie's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Durie families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Durie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Durie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Durie. 18% of Durie men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Durie women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durie were Machinist and Manager.

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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

  • Salesman
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Secretary
    20%
  • Practical Nurse
    20%
  • Manager
    20%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Durie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durie 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Durie. 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 Durie. For the veterans among your Durie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Durie lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Durie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Durie in 1951 was 55, and 82 in 2004.

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