Ardrey Family History

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Ardrey Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from Airdrie, the name of several farms and minor places in Nairn, Fife, and Kirkcudbrightshire, as well as Airdrie near Glasgow. The origins of the place names are uncertain; in some cases it is said to represent Gaelic árd ruigh ‘high reach’ or ‘high slope’.

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

Similar surnames: Audrey, Arden, Airey, Arney, Drey, Eardley, Yardley, Adney, Audley

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Ardrey Family Origin

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Ardrey Family Occupations

What did your Ardrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ardrey occupation in the UK was Basket Maker. 10% of Ardrey's were Basket Makers. Basket Maker, Beerhousekeeper and Boot Fitter & Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ardrey. A less common occupation for the Ardrey family was Broker.

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  • Basket Maker

  • Beerhousekeeper

  • Boot Fitter & Machinist

  • Broker


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

Ardrey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ardrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ardrey 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 474 immigration records available for the last name Ardrey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 995 military records available for the last name Ardrey. For the veterans among your Ardrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ardrey Life Expectancy

What is the average Ardrey lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ardrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1960. The average life expectancy for Ardrey in 1956 was 45, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ardrey

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