Guidry Family History

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Guidry Name Meaning

French: from a personal name based on the Germanic root waido ‘hunt’. The name is particularly associated with Cajuns in LA, who seem all to be descended from Claude Guédry dit Grivois, who arrived in Acadia before 1671. Variant of Guitry, which is based on a personal name composed of the Germanic elements wid(u), wit- ‘wood’ + ric ‘power(ful)’.

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

Similar surnames: Gundry, Guillory, Gundy, Guida, Gulley, Quarry, Guidi, Guerry, Guard

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Guidry Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Guidry name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Guidry. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Guidry Family Origin

Where is the Guidry family from?

Guidry Family Occupations

What did your Guidry ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Guidry family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Planter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guidry. The most common Guidry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Guidry's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Planter

  • Farm Laborer


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Guidry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Guidry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guidry 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 Guidry. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Guidry. For the veterans among your Guidry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guidry Life Expectancy

What is the average Guidry lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Guidry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Guidry in 1946 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guidry 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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