History of your Surname
Get access to Dairy family records.Start a free trial

Dairy Family History

Dairy Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Daisy, Daily, Dary, Day, Darby, Taira, Darcy, Dery, Drury, Dury

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Dairy family from?

You can see how Dairy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dairy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dairy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Dairy families living in Buckinghamshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Dairy's in United Kingdom. Buckinghamshire had the highest population of Dairy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dairy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dairy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Dairy. 78% of Dairy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

View Census Data for Dairy | Data not to scale

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Domestic Duties
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Dairy family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Dairy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dairy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Dairy

Passenger Lists

There are 139 immigration records available for the last name Dairy. 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.

View all Dairy immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dairy. For the veterans among your Dairy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Dairy military records

You've only scratched the surface of Dairy family history

Discover More

What is the average Dairy lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Dairy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Dairy in 1963 was 72, and 57 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dairy

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Dairy family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial