Urey Family History

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Urey Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from an Anglo-Norman French pronunciation of the Old and Middle English personal name Wolrich (see Wooldridge).

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

Similar surnames: Rey, Ury, Ure, Jury, Uren, Prey, Krey, Troy, Fey, Orey

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Urey Family Origin

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Urey Family Occupations

What did your Urey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Labourer Cotton Mill and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Urey. 19% of Urey men worked as a Labourer Cotton Mill and 43% of Urey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Urey were Iron Worker (messenger) and Charwoman

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Labourer Cotton Mill
  • Bran Packer Flour Mill (hea Wor
  • General Labourer
  • Iron Worker (messenger)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Winder (cotton)
  • Card Tenter Cotton Mill
  • Charwoman

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

Urey Historical Records

What Urey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Urey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Urey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Urey

Passenger List

There are 217 immigration records available for the last name Urey. 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 812 military records available for the last name Urey. For the veterans among your Urey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Urey Life Expectancy

What is the average Urey lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Urey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Urey in 1955 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Urey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Urey 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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