Lavery Family History

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Lavery Name Meaning

Irish (chiefly northern Ireland): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Labhradha ‘descendant of Labhraidh’, a byname meaning ‘spokesman’. Three branches of the sept are sometimes distinguished as Baun-Lavery (from bán ‘white’), Roe-Lavery (from rua ‘red’) and Trin-Lavery (from tréan ‘strong’). Some of this last group have been ‘translated’ as Armstrong (as if from lámh ‘hand’, ‘arm’).

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

Similar surnames: Lowery, Cavey, Leavey, Laverty, Caverly, Avery, Lavere, Savary, Laier

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Lavery Family Origin

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Lavery Family Occupations

What did your Lavery ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lavery. 31% of Lavery men worked as a General Labourer and 85% of Lavery women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lavery were General Labourer Heavy Worker and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Clerk In Holy Orders
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

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

Lavery Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Lavery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lavery 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Lavery. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Lavery. For the veterans among your Lavery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lavery Life Expectancy

What is the average Lavery lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lavery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lavery in 1944 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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