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Deary Name Meaning

English (Norfolk) and Scottish (Glasgow): variant of Derry .

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

Similar surnames: Dear, Derry, Mears, Geary, Weary, Perry, Demary, Dery, Day, Dary

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Where is the Deary family from?

You can see how Deary families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deary family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deary families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 58 Deary families living in Lancashire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Deary's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Deary families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deary surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deary 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 Deary. 56% of Deary men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Deary women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deary were Cowman and Housewife. .

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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
  • Colliery Stoneman Below
  • Old Age Pensioner
  • Cowman

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Deary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deary 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Deary. 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 Deary. For the veterans among your Deary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deary lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Deary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Deary in 1953 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

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