Quarry Family History

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Quarry Name Meaning

Irish and Manx: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Guaire (see McQuarrie). English (of Norman origin): nickname for a thickset or portly man, from Anglo-Norman French quaré ‘square’. Compare Carré (see Carre). English: from Middle English quarey ‘quarry’, a topographic name for someone who lived near a stone quarry, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one.

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

Similar surnames: Querry, Wharry, Merry, Barry, Quay, Hurry, Harry, Jarry, Curry

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Quarry Family Origin

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Quarry Family Occupations

What did your Quarry ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Quarry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Quarry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quarry 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 749 immigration records available for the last name Quarry. 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 992 military records available for the last name Quarry. For the veterans among your Quarry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Quarry Life Expectancy

What is the average Quarry lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Quarry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Quarry in 1945 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quarry

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