Urey Family History

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Urey Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from an Anglo-Norman French pronunciation of the Old and Middle English personal name Wolrich (see Wooldridge).

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


Similar surnames: Rey, Ury, Ure, Jury, Uren, Prey, Krey, Troy, Fey, Orey

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Urey Family Origin

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Urey Family Occupations

What did your Urey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Urey. 28% of Urey men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Urey women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Urey were Machinist and Watch Maker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Nurse
    18%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Watch Maker
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Urey Historical Records

What Urey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Urey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Urey 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 217 immigration records available for the last name Urey. 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 812 military records available for the last name Urey. For the veterans among your Urey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Urey Life Expectancy

What is the average Urey lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Urey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Urey in 1955 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

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