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Seery Name Meaning

Irish (Westmeath): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe ‘descendant of Saoraidhe’, a personal name derived from saordha ‘noble’. It has been Anglicized (‘translated’) as Freeman. Woulfe, however, believes the original Gaelic form was Ó Síoghraidh, from a borrowing of the Norse personal name Sigefrith.

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


Similar surnames: Heery, Merry, Deery, Terry, Sheedy, Keary, Shera, Beery, Avery, Neary

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Where is the Seery family from?

You can see how Seery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seery families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Seery family living in New Jersey. This was about 50% of all the recorded Seery's in the USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Seery families in 1840.
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What did your Seery ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seery. 19% of Seery men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Seery women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seery were Farmer and Saleslady.

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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
    19%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • School Teacher
    8%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Seery. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Seery. For the veterans among your Seery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seery lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Seery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Seery in 1941 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

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