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Surrey Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from the county of Surrey from Old English sūther ‘south southern’ + ‘district region’ possibly a reference to its position south of the Thames.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gurley, Durley, Burry, Turvey, Burley, Murray, Curley, Audrey, Urey

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Where is the Surrey family from?

You can see how Surrey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Surrey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Surrey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 4 Surrey families living in Alberta. This was about 27% of all the recorded Surrey's in Canada. Alberta and 2 other provinces had the highest population of Surrey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Surrey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Surrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Surrey. 40% of Surrey men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Surrey women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Surrey were Lawyer and Cook. .

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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
    40%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Lawyer
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    43%
  • Housework
    29%
  • Cook
    29%
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What Surrey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Surrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Surrey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Surrey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Surrey. For the veterans among your Surrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Surrey lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Surrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Surrey in 1963 was 70, and 82 in 2004.

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