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Cory Family History

Cory Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Corey.

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

Similar surnames: Dory, Mory, Cary, Cord, Gory, Corby, Cort, Corry, Corey, Corn

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Where is the Cory family from?

You can see how Cory families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cory family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cory families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 56 Cory families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Cory's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cory families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cory surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cory ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Cory. 57% of Cory men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Engineer
  • Accountant
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Census Records

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Cory. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cory 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Cory. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Cory. For the veterans among your Cory ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cory lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Cory life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Cory in 1941 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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