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Carry Family History

Carry Surname Meaning

Irish (Meath and Offaly): shortened form of McCarry or O'Carry (see McCary ). Alternatively either a shortened Anglicized form of Ó Carraigh a variant of Ó Corraigh (see Corry ) or perhaps sometimes a variant of Carr . French: variant of Carre

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


Similar surnames: Garry, Corry, Barry, Carty, Carey, Carr, Scarry, Curry, Carney

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Where is the Carry family from?

You can see how Carry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carry families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 143 Carry families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Carry's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Carry families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carry ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Carry. 40% of Carry men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Carry women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carry were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    40%
  • Dock Labourer hard Wor
    20%
  • Colliery Hewer
    20%
  • Builders Labourer
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Census Records

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Carry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carry 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Carry. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Carry. For the veterans among your Carry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carry lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Carry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Carry in 1952 was 46, and 58 in 2004.

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