Autry Family History

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Autry Name Meaning

French and English: habitational name from any of the places in France named Autrey or Autry. French: from the Old French personal name Audry, from Germanic Aldric ‘ancient power’. There are also places in Allier, Ardennes, and Loiret (at least) bearing this name; it could be a habitational name from any of them.

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

Similar surnames: Audrey, Bury, Dury, Auton, Andry, Aubrey, Aubry, Amory, Avery, Autrey

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Autry Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Autry name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Autry. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Autry Family Origin

Where is the Autry family from?

Autry Family Occupations

What did your Autry ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer and Commercal Traviler were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Autry. A less common occupation for the Autry family was Shopkeeper Provision. The most common Autry occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 33% of Autry's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Commercal Traviler

  • Shopkeeper Provision


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

Autry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Autry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Autry 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 698 immigration records available for the last name Autry. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Autry. For the veterans among your Autry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Autry Life Expectancy

What is the average Autry lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Autry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Autry in 1941 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Autry 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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