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Tarry Family History

Tarry Surname Meaning

English (Northamptonshire and Leicestershire; of Norman origin): variant of Terry

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


Similar surnames: Torry, Jarry, Tarby, Barry, Larry, Farry, Tirey, Harry, Varty, Urry

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Where is the Tarry family from?

You can see how Tarry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tarry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tarry families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 342 Tarry families living in Northamptonshire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Tarry's in United Kingdom. Northamptonshire had the highest population of Tarry families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tarry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tarry ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Tarry. 11% of Tarry men worked as a Builders Labourer and 74% of Tarry women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tarry were Boot Repairer 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

  • Builders Labourer
    11%
  • Bricklayer
    10%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Boot Repairer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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What Tarry family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Tarry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tarry 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 Tarry. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tarry. For the veterans among your Tarry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tarry lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Tarry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Tarry in 1949 was 46, and 59 in 2004.

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