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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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Oysterman

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Oysterman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dury. A less common occupation for the Dury family was Carpenter. The most common Dury occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Dury's were Farmers.

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dury

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