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Dury Name Meaning

French: habitational name from Dury the name of several places in the north of France e.g. in Aisne Pas-de-Calais and Somme from the Gallo-Roman estate Duriacum. French and Walloon: topographic name with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’ for someone who lived by a stream from regional French ry and Walloon ri ‘stream’ (from Latin rivus); or a habitational name for someone from Le Ry a place e.g. in Wallonia (Belgium). This surname is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium. Compare Durieux . English: either a habitational name from Dury in Lydford Devon or a name of French origin (see above) the surname having been taken to England by the Huguenots. Scottish: variant of Durie .

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


Similar surnames: Dery, Bury, Drury, Duray, Dura, Ury, Jury, Durm, Duty, Duke

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You can see how Dury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dury families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 14 Dury families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Dury's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dury families in 1911.
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What did your Dury ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Dury. 100% of Dury 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
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dury. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dury. For the veterans among your Dury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dury lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dury in 1945 was 49, and 96 in 2004.

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