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Duris Name Meaning

French: variant of Dury 2. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhruis (see Doris 1). Scottish (Kincardineshire): possibly a habitational name from Dores in Perthshire, or from Durris in Kincardineshire, now in Aberdeenshire. Czech (Moravian) (Duriš)and Slovak (Duriš): patronymic from a Moravian and Slovak form of the personal name Jiri, vernacular form of Greek Georgios (see George).

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


Similar surnames: Doris, Durie, Juris, Turi, Durio, Maris, Kuras, Ris, Dulin, Darius

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Where is the Duris family from?

You can see how Duris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Duris families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Duris families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Duris's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Duris families in 1840.
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What did your Duris ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Duris. 30% of Duris men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Duris women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duris were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Waitress
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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Passenger Lists

There are 858 immigration records available for the last name Duris. 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 458 military records available for the last name Duris. For the veterans among your Duris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duris lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Duris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Duris in 1951 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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