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Drey Family History

Drey Surname Meaning

German: habitational name from Dreyen a place near Herford or Dreye a place near Bremen. English: variant of Dray .

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

Similar surnames: Rey, Dey, Arey, Grey, Drew, Orey, Brey, Dry, Prey, Free

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Where is the Drey family from?

You can see how Drey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Drey families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Drey families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Drey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Drey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Drey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Drey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Ouvrier was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Drey. 100% of Drey men worked as an Ouvrier. .

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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

  • Ouvrier
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Drey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drey 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 Drey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Drey. For the veterans among your Drey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Drey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Drey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Drey in 1952 was 27, and 67 in 2004.

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