Jerry Family History

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Jerry Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): from a pet form of the Norman personal name Gerald. Probably also an altered spelling of Scottish Gerrie, Gerry, shortened forms of Garioch.

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

Similar surnames: Berry, Terry, Ferry, Merry, Jarry, Perry, Werry, Derry, Gerry, Hurry

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Jerry Family Origin

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Jerry Family Occupations

What did your Jerry ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Jerry occupation in Canada was Farmer. 71% of Jerry's were Farmers. Farmer and Serv were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Jerry. A less common occupation for the Jerry family was Servant.

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  • Farmer

  • Serv

  • Servant


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Jerry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Jerry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jerry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Jerry. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Jerry. For the veterans among your Jerry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jerry Life Expectancy

What is the average Jerry lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Jerry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Jerry in 1954 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jerry ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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