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Lory Name Meaning

Northern English, Scottish, and Irish: from a pet form of Lawrence. Compare Lowry. South German and Swiss (also Löry): from a pet form of the personal name Lorenz. French: habitational name from either of two villages called Lory, in Loir-et-Cher and Lot, or from Lorry in Moselle.

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


Similar surnames: Loy, Flory, Lary, Gory, Lorey, Mory, Lowry, Lore, Lora, Ory

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Where is the Lory family from?

You can see how Lory families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lory family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lory families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Lory families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Lory's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lory families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lory surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lory ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lory. 20% of Lory men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Lory women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lory were Clerk and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Domestic
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Lory. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lory census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lory. 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 Lory. For the veterans among your Lory ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lory lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lory life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Lory in 1962 was 68, and 81 in 2004.

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