Drury Name Meaning

English (Norman) and French: nickname from Old French druerie ‘love’, ‘friendship’, a derivative of dru ‘lover’, ‘friend’ (see Drew 3). In Middle English the word also had the concrete meanings ‘love affair’, ‘love token’, ‘sweetheart’. English (Norman) and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of Old High German triuwa ‘truth’, ‘trust’ + ric ‘power(ful)’. Irish (County Roscommon): English name adopted by bearers of Gaelic Mac an Druaidh ‘son of the druid’. Compare Drew 6.

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


Similar surnames: Dury, Bury, Drum, Noury, Jury, Dray, Derry, Dobry, Maury, Ury

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Drury Family Origin

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • School

    11%
  • Servant

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Drury family was Laborer. Farmer, School and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drury. The most common Drury occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Drury's were Farmers.

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Between 1945 and 2004, Drury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Drury in 1945 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drury

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