Bury Family History

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Bury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bury in Lancashire (now part of Greater Manchester), or from some other similarly named place. The place name comes from the dative case, byrig, of Old English burh ‘fortified place’. Compare Burke, originally used after a preposition (e.g. Richard atte Bery). French: habitational name from places so named in Marne and Oise. The place name is from Buriacum, the name of a Gallo-Roman estate, composed of the personal name Burius + the locative suffix -acum. German: probably a variant spelling of Buri. According to Gottschald, however, it is from French Purry. Czech (Burý): topographic name from bur ‘pine wood’. Czech (Burý): descriptive nickname from burý ‘dark’.

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

Similar surnames: Bucy, Bur, Burgy, Berry, Dury, Burg, Burr, Ury, Burt, Burry

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Bury Family Origin

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Bury Family Occupations

What did your Bury ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bury. 54% of Bury men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Bury women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bury were Agent and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer
  • Agent

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Operator
  • Clerk
  • Teacher

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

Bury Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Bury. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Bury. For the veterans among your Bury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bury Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bury in 1948 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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