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 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clary. A less common occupation for the Clary family was Carpenter. The most common Clary occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Clary's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Labourer

    14%
  • Servant

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Clary ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Clary Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clary

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clary ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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