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Dury Name Meaning

French: habitational name from any of several places named Dury, in Aisne, Pas-de-Calais, and Somme. French and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, du ry ‘from the stream’. Because ry has fallen out of use, the name has been translated as Rice, the French word for ‘rice’, riz, being a homophone. English: either a habitational name from Dury in Lydford, Devon, or of French origin (see 1), the surname having been taken to England by the Huguenots.

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


Similar surnames: Dery, Bury, Drury, Duray, Dura, Ury, Jury, Durm, Duty, Duke

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Dury Family Origin

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Dury Family Occupations

What did your Dury ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dury. 34% of Dury men worked as a Colliery Hewer and 83% of Dury women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dury were Farm Labourer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Hewer
    34%
  • General Labourer
    23%
  • Engineers Tool Maker
    12%
  • Farm Labourer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Private Means
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housekeeper
    2%

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

Dury Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dury. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dury. For the veterans among your Dury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dury Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dury in 1945 was 49, and 96 in 2004.

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