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Gentry Name Meaning

English: nickname, sometimes perhaps ironic, from Middle English, Old French genterie ‘nobility of birth or character’. Compare Gentle.

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


Similar surnames: Gent, Gentle, Ventre, Henry, Santry, Geary, Gundry, Westry, Hendry

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Gentry Family Origin

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Gentry Family Occupations

What did your Gentry ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, the most common Gentry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Gentry's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gentry family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gentry.

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Gentry Historical Records

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Gentry Life Expectancy

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