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Airy Family History

Airy Surname 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: Aird, Airey, Ary, Bury, Bird, Taira, Aro, Dery, Mira, Dury

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Where is the Airy family from?

You can see how Airy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Airy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Airy families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 16 Airy families living in Durham. This was about 17% of all the recorded Airy's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Airy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Airy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Airy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Artist and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Airy. 100% of Airy men worked as an Artist and 74% of Airy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Artist
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Private Means
    27%
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What Airy family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Airy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Airy 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 290 immigration records available for the last name Airy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Airy. For the veterans among your Airy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Airy lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Airy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Airy in 1967 was 76, and 84 in 2004.

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