Waterbury Family History

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Waterbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin; perhaps from Waterperry in Oxfordshire, which is named with Old English pyrige ‘pear tree’, to which was later added Middle English water to distinguish it from nearby Woodperry.

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

Similar surnames: Canterbury, Alsbury, Banbury, Amesbury, Marbury, Asbury, Woodbury

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Waterbury Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Waterbury name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Waterbury. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Waterbury Family Origin

Where is the Waterbury family from?

Waterbury Family Occupations

What did your Waterbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Book Keeper, Commis and Miller & Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waterbury. A less common occupation for the Waterbury family was Shoe Dealer. The most common Waterbury occupation in Canada was Book Keeper. 25% of Waterbury's were Book Keepers.

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  • Book Keeper

  • Commis

  • Miller & Farmer

  • Shoe Dealer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Waterbury ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Waterbury Historical Records

What Waterbury family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Waterbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waterbury 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Waterbury. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Waterbury. For the veterans among your Waterbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waterbury Life Expectancy

What is the average Waterbury lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Waterbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Waterbury in 1943 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waterbury

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waterbury ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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