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Dery Surname Meaning

Walloon and French: habitational name with fused preposition de ‘from’ denoting someone from any of several places in Belgium (Wallonia) and France (Seine-Maritime) named Ry. French (Déry): variant of Dhéry habitational name with fused preposition d(e) ‘from’ denoting someone from any of several places in France named Héry. Hungarian (Déry): habitational name for someone from a place called Dér in Baranya County or Dőr in Sopron County. Compare Dory .

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

Similar surnames: Dury, Dory, Mery, Merry, Dey, Denz, Dern, Eder, Cerny, Desy

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Where is the Dery family from?

You can see how Dery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dery families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 34 Dery families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Dery's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dery families in 1891.
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What did your Dery ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Dery. 100% of Dery 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Dery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dery 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dery. 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 Dery. For the veterans among your Dery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dery lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dery in 1957 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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