Drey Name Meaning

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

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


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

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Drey Family Origin

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Drey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%

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In 1880, the most common Drey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Drey's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drey. A less common occupation for the Drey family was Laborer.

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Drey Historical Records

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Drey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drey

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