Bury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bury in Lancashire (now part of Greater Manchester), or from some other similarly named place. The place name comes from the dative case, byrig, of Old English burh ‘fortified place’. Compare Burke, originally used after a preposition (e.g. Richard atte Bery). French: habitational name from places so named in Marne and Oise. The place name is from Buriacum, the name of a Gallo-Roman estate, composed of the personal name Burius + the locative suffix -acum. German: probably a variant spelling of Buri. According to Gottschald, however, it is from French Purry. Czech (Burý): topographic name from bur ‘pine wood’. Czech (Burý): descriptive nickname from burý ‘dark’.

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


Similar surnames: Bucy, Bur, Burgy, Berry, Dury, Burg, Burr, Ury, Burt, Burry

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Bury Family Occupations

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  • Cotton Weaver

    9%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, Cotton Weaver, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bury. A less common occupation for the Bury family was Annuitant. The most common Bury occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 9% of Bury's were Cotton Weavers.

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Between 1948 and 2004, Bury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bury in 1948 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bury

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