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Lairy Family History

Lairy Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Lary, Laity, Laury, Laird, Lair, Larry, Lawry, Taira, Laine, Fair

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Where is the Lairy family from?

You can see how Lairy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lairy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lairy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Lairy families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Lairy's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lairy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lairy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lairy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Lairy. 50% of Lairy men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 809 census records available for the last name Lairy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lairy 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 43 immigration records available for the last name Lairy. 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 162 military records available for the last name Lairy. For the veterans among your Lairy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lairy lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, Lairy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Lairy in 1967 was 87, and 57 in 2003.

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