Surrey Family History

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Surrey Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone from the county of Surrey, so named from Old English suther ‘southerly’ + ge ‘district’, possibly a reference to its position south of the Thames.

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

Similar surnames: Gurley, Durley, Burry, Turvey, Burley, Murray, Curley, Audrey, Urey

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Surrey Family Origin

Where is the Surrey family from?

Surrey Family Occupations

What did your Surrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Surrey occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 40% of Surrey's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Surrey family was Plasterer. Keeping House, At Home and Millwright were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Surrey.

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  • Keeping House

  • At Home

  • Millwright

  • Plasterer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Surrey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Surrey Historical Records

What Surrey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Surrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Surrey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Surrey

Passenger List

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

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Surrey Life Expectancy

What is the average Surrey lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Surrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Surrey in 1963 was 70, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Surrey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Surrey 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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