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Gentry Name Meaning

English: nickname, sometimes perhaps ironic, from Middle English, Old French genterie ‘nobility of birth or character’. Compare Gentle.

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

Similar surnames: Gent, Gentle, Ventre, Henry, Santry, Geary, Gundry, Westry, Hendry

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Where is the Gentry family from?

You can see how Gentry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gentry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gentry families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Gentry families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 39% of all the recorded Gentry's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Gentry families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gentry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gentry ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gentry. .

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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

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
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Census Records

There are 152,000 census records available for the last name Gentry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gentry 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Gentry. 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 37,000 military records available for the last name Gentry. For the veterans among your Gentry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gentry lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gentry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gentry in 1941 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

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