Lavery Family History

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Lavery Name Meaning

Irish (chiefly northern Ireland): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Labhradha ‘descendant of Labhraidh’, a byname meaning ‘spokesman’. Three branches of the sept are sometimes distinguished as Baun-Lavery (from bán ‘white’), Roe-Lavery (from rua ‘red’) and Trin-Lavery (from tréan ‘strong’). Some of this last group have been ‘translated’ as Armstrong (as if from lámh ‘hand’, ‘arm’).

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

Similar surnames: Lowery, Cavey, Leavey, Laverty, Caverly, Avery, Lavere, Savary, Laier

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Lavery Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lavery name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lavery. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Lavery Family Origin

Where is the Lavery family from?

Lavery Family Occupations

What did your Lavery ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lavery family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lavery. The most common Lavery occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Lavery's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Lavery Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Lavery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lavery 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Lavery. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Lavery. For the veterans among your Lavery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lavery Life Expectancy

What is the average Lavery lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lavery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lavery in 1944 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lavery ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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