Dury Family History

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Dury Name Meaning

French: habitational name from any of several places named Dury, in Aisne, Pas-de-Calais, and Somme. French and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, du ry ‘from the stream’. Because ry has fallen out of use, the name has been translated as Rice, the French word for ‘rice’, riz, being a homophone. English: either a habitational name from Dury in Lydford, Devon, or of French origin (see 1), the surname having been taken to England by the Huguenots.

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

Similar surnames: Dery, Bury, Drury, Duray, Dura, Ury, Jury, Durm, Duty, Duke

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Dury Family Origin

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Dury Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dury. 20% of Dury men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Dury women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dury were Carpenter and Student Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Stitcher
  • Student Nurse

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dury Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dury Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dury in 1945 was 49, and 96 in 2004.

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