Clary Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Cleary or a reduced form of McClary. English: perhaps from Middle English clary, clarie ‘clary’ (the pot herb Salvia sclarea), a topographic name for someone who lived where the plant grew or a metonymic occupational name for a herb seller.

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


Similar surnames: Clay, Clare, Clark, Lary, Clarey, Chard, Crary, Cleary, Clapp, Clardy

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Clary Family Origin

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Clary Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Carman

    5%
  • Brick Maker

    4%
  • Charwoman

    4%

In 1881, the most common Clary occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Clary's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Clary family was Charwoman. Agricultural Labourer, Carman and Brick Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clary.

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Clary Historical Records

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Clary Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Clary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Clary in 1940 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clary

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