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Valery Family History

Valery Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Valery, Latin Valerius (see Valerio). This name was borne by several minor Christian saints, among them a 4th-century bishop of Trier and a 5th-century bishop of Antibes.

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


Similar surnames: Valerio, Valeri, Paley, Vallery, Vale, Alexy, Avery, Valera, Varley

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Where is the Valery family from?

You can see how Valery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Valery families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Valery families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Valery's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Valery families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Valery surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Valery ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Valery. 43% of Valery men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    43%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Delivery Clerk
    15%
  • Bricklayer
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Valery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valery 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 768 immigration records available for the last name Valery. 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 615 military records available for the last name Valery. For the veterans among your Valery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valery lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Valery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Valery in 1962 was 60, and 84 in 2003.

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