Berry Family History

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Berry Name Meaning

Irish (Galway and Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Béara or Ó Beargha (see Barry 1). Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Barrie. English: habitational name from any of several places named with Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified manor house’, ‘stronghold’, such as Berry in Devon or Bury in Cambridgeshire, Greater Manchester, Suffolk, and West Sussex. French: regional name for someone from Berry, a former province of central France, so named with Latin Boiriacum, apparently a derivative of a Gaulish personal name, Boirius or Barius. In North America, this name has alternated with Berrien. Swiss German: pet form of a Germanic personal name formed with Old High German bero ‘bear’ (see Baer).

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

Similar surnames: Merry, Terry, Ferry, Barry, Barr, Burry, Perry, Derry, Beery, Werry

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Berry Family Origin

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Berry Family Occupations

What did your Berry ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Berry family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Berry occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Berry's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berry.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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Berry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Berry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berry 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 146,000 immigration records available for the last name Berry. 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 163,000 military records available for the last name Berry. For the veterans among your Berry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berry Life Expectancy

What is the average Berry lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Berry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Berry in 1940 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berry 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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