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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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Where is the Dury family from?

You can see how Dury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dury families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Dury families living in Connecticut. This was about 29% of all the recorded Dury's in the USA. Connecticut and 1 other state had the highest population of Dury families in 1840.
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What did your Dury ancestors do for a living?

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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*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
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Stitcher
    12%
  • Student Nurse
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Dury lifespan?

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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