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Arey Family History

Arey Surname Meaning

English: variant of Airey . Variant of Avery . Americanized form of German Erich or Ihrig . Compare Airey .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Grey, Drey, Ary, Rey, Carey, Brey, Rarey, Avey, Aley, Garey

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Where is the Arey family from?

You can see how Arey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Arey families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Arey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Arey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Arey. 50% of Arey men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Trapper
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Arey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Arey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Arey lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Arey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Arey in 1947 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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