Clary Family History

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Clary Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Cleary or a reduced form of McClary. English: perhaps from Middle English clary, clarie ‘clary’ (the pot herb Salvia sclarea), a topographic name for someone who lived where the plant grew or a metonymic occupational name for a herb seller.

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

Similar surnames: Clay, Clare, Clark, Lary, Clarey, Chard, Crary, Cleary, Clapp, Clardy

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Clary Family Origin

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Clary Family Occupations

What did your Clary ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Clary. 39% of Clary men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Cultivateur
  • Labourer

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

Clary Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Clary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clary census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Clary. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Clary. For the veterans among your Clary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clary Life Expectancy

What is the average Clary lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Clary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Clary in 1940 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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