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Ury Family History

Ury Name Meaning

French (Alsace): regional variant of Oury, a pet form of the German personal name Ulrich. English: variant spelling of Urey. German: variant of Ory. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Ukrainian Jury, from the personal name, Ukrainian form of George. Jewish: from the Biblical personal name Uri.

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


Similar surnames: Ory, Bury, Oury, Ary, Eury, Dury, Fey, Kury, Fry, Pry

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Where is the Ury family from?

You can see how Ury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ury families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Ury family living in Alberta. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ury's in Canada. Alberta and 2 other provinces had the highest population of Ury families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ury surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ury ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ury. 30% of Ury men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Ury women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ury were Laborer and Saleslady.

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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

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ury 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 813 immigration records available for the last name Ury. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Ury. For the veterans among your Ury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ury lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Ury in 1962 was 78, and 79 in 2004.

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