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Chery Family History

Chery Name Meaning

West Indian (mainly Haiti) and Mauritian (Chéry): from the personal name or nickname Chéry from French chéri ‘darling’. This surname is by far most common in Haiti. In some cases also French (Chéry): habitational name from any of several places in France named Chéry (Aisne and Cher) derived from Latin Cariacus ‘land belonging to Carius’.

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


Similar surnames: Chew, Chene, Cerny, Cherny, Che, Overy, Emery, Cherry, Curry, Mery

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Where is the Chery family from?

You can see how Chery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chery families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Chery families living in New Brunswick. This was about 41% of all the recorded Chery's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Chery families in 1911.
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What did your Chery ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Salesman and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Chery. 50% of Chery men worked as a Salesman and 100% of Chery women worked as a Servant. .

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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

  • Salesman
    50%
  • Labourer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
    100%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Chery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chery 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 Chery. 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 447 military records available for the last name Chery. For the veterans among your Chery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chery lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Chery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Chery in 1963 was 81, and 69 in 2004.

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