Avery Family History

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Avery Name Meaning

English: from the Anglo-Norman French personal name Auvery, a Norman form of Alfred. It could also be from a variant of the Anglo-Norman French personal name Aubri (see Aubrey). At least in the case of the original Puritan settlers in New England, there has been some confusion with Averill.

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

Similar surnames: Avey, Overy, Savary, Vey, Ivery, Adey, Savery, Avary, Lavers, Haver

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Avery Family Origin

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Avery Family Occupations

What did your Avery ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Avery. 2% of Avery men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Avery women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Avery were Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Avery Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 298,000 census records available for the last name Avery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Avery 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Avery. 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 46,000 military records available for the last name Avery. For the veterans among your Avery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Avery Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Avery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Avery in 1940 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Avery

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