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Jerry Family History

Jerry Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): from a pet form of the Norman personal name Gerald. Probably also an altered spelling of Scottish Gerrie, Gerry, shortened forms of Garioch.

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


Similar surnames: Berry, Terry, Ferry, Merry, Jarry, Perry, Werry, Derry, Gerry, Hurry

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Where is the Jerry family from?

You can see how Jerry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jerry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jerry families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 119 Jerry families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Jerry's in the UK. London had the highest population of Jerry families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jerry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jerry ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Jerry. 12% of Jerry men worked as a Builders Labourer and 78% of Jerry women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jerry were General Labourer and Domestic.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    12%
  • Incapacitated
    9%
  • Cowman
    9%
  • General Labourer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Domestic Duties
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Jerry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jerry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Jerry. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Jerry. For the veterans among your Jerry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jerry lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Jerry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Jerry in 1954 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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