Berry Name Meaning

Irish (Galway and Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Béara or Ó Beargha (see Barry 1). Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Barrie. English: habitational name from any of several places named with Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified manor house’, ‘stronghold’, such as Berry in Devon or Bury in Cambridgeshire, Greater Manchester, Suffolk, and West Sussex. French: regional name for someone from Berry, a former province of central France, so named with Latin Boiriacum, apparently a derivative of a Gaulish personal name, Boirius or Barius. In North America, this name has alternated with Berrien. Swiss German: pet form of a Germanic personal name formed with Old High German bero ‘bear’ (see Baer).

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


Similar surnames: Merry, Terry, Ferry, Barry, Barr, Burry, Perry, Derry, Beery, Werry

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Berry Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Son

    3%

In 1881, the most common Berry occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Berry's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berry. A less common occupation for the Berry family was Son.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Berry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Berry in 1940 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berry

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