Dry Name Meaning

English: variant of Dray.

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

Similar surnames: Drey, Drye, Fry, Ary, Dey, Ury, Dory, Dary, Dury, Dray

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Dry Family Origin

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Dry Family Occupations

What did your Dry ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dry occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 4% of Dry's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, Builder and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dry. A less common occupation for the Dry family was Income From House Property.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Builder

  • Butcher

  • Income From House Property


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dry ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Dry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dry 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dry. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Dry. For the veterans among your Dry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dry Life Expectancy

What is the average Dry lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dry in 1946 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dry 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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