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Origins of the Bury surname

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About the Burys

We have a total number of 25962 records for people with the last name Bury.

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Where do most Burys live?

In 1921, most Burys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Burys

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 22,400 records for the Bury surname. The oldest one dates back to 1196.

Who were Burys most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Burys.

What are the most common Bury first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Burys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Burys in 1921
Cotton Weaver


Cotton Winder


Weaver Cotton






Common Male occupations for Burys in 1921
Cotton Weaver






Weaver Cotton


Coal Miner


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