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Jury Family History

Jury Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Middle English Anglo-Norman French juerie ‘Jewry Jewish quarter’ (Old French juierie jurie) often denoting a non-Jew living in the Jewish quarter of a town rather than a Jew. Many of the larger English boroughs had a Jewish population at least until King Edward I's attempted expulsion of the Jews from England in 1290. This did not succeed in expelling the Jews but it did give a license to persecution and so broke up many of the old Jewish quarters. Evidence of their former presence however was sometimes preserved in the name Jewry for the quarter where they once lived.

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


Similar surnames: Bury, Turk, Dury, Ury, Burry, Juba, Urey, Tur, Noury, July

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Where is the Jury family from?

You can see how Jury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jury families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 198 Jury families living in Kent. This was about 24% of all the recorded Jury's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Jury families in 1891.
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What did your Jury 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 Jury. 15% of Jury men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Jury women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jury were Builders Labourer and 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

  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Gardener
    6%
  • Farm Labourer
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Jury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jury 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Jury. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Jury. For the veterans among your Jury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jury lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Jury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Jury in 1955 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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