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Werry Surname Meaning

English (Cornwall and Devon): of Norman origin from the Old French personal name Werri Guerri (ancient Germanic Werric of uncertain origin with rīc ‘power rule’ as the second element). German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with war- wer - as the first element deriving from any of the three verb forms to mean ‘to defend to warn to protect’.

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


Similar surnames: Berry, Terry, Merry, Ferry, Derry, Jerry, Perry, Verry, Burry, Werre

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Where is the Werry family from?

You can see how Werry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Werry family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Werry families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 75 Werry families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Werry's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Werry families in 1911.
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What did your Werry ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Werry. 74% of Werry men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    74%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Labourer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Werry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Werry 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 938 immigration records available for the last name Werry. 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 769 military records available for the last name Werry. For the veterans among your Werry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Werry lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Werry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Werry in 1962 was 87, and 66 in 2004.

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