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Turrey Family History

Turrey 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: Turley, Turney, Surrey, Turvey, Currey, Murrey, Torrey, Furrey

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Where is the Turrey family from?

You can see how Turrey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Turrey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Turrey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Turrey families living in Manitoba. This was about 44% of all the recorded Turrey's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Turrey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Turrey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Turrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farm Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Turrey. 20% of Turrey men worked as a Farm 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

  • Farm Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Gardener
    20%
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What Turrey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 699 census records available for the last name Turrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turrey 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 134 immigration records available for the last name Turrey. 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 103 military records available for the last name Turrey. For the veterans among your Turrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Turrey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Turrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Turrey in 1962 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

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