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Gory Family History

Gory Name Meaning

Irish or Scottish: reduced form of McGorry. Altered spelling of Swiss Göhry, a variant of Gehring or of Gori, from a pet form of the personal name Georg (see George).

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


Similar surnames: Lory, Gary, Gorry, Gori, Mory, Gorey, Ory, Gorr, Gery, Jory

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Where is the Gory family from?

You can see how Gory families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gory family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gory families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 22 Gory families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Gory's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gory families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gory surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gory ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gory. 37% of Gory men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Gory women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gory were Miner and Seamstress.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Miner
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Seamstress
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gory. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gory 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 637 immigration records available for the last name Gory. 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 467 military records available for the last name Gory. For the veterans among your Gory ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gory lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gory life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gory in 1963 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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