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Origins of the Gregory surname

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What does the name Gregory mean?

The origin of the Gregory surname is English and Scottish. It is a patronymic surname, referring to those who were the son or descendant of a person named 'Gregor' or 'Gregory'. The forename was popular in the 1200s and 1300s, due to a number of Popes of the same name. It can also refer to those who are part of or claim allegiance to the Scottish clan of the same name.

Alternative variations of the name Gregory

Gregory, Greggory, Gregorye, Gregorie, Gregor

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Where do most Gregorys live?

In 1921, most Gregorys lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Gregorys

How common is your surname?

161st most common surname in the UK

We have 222,000 records for the Gregory surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Gregorys most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

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What are the most common Gregory first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Gregorys

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

Common Female occupations for Gregorys in 1921
Dressmaker

888

Laundress

572

Cotton Weaver

526

Domestic Servant

516

General Servant Domestic

501

Common Male occupations for Gregorys in 1921
Coal Miner

1,319

Agricultural Labourer

884

General Labourer

839

Farmer

601

Coal Miner Hewer

542

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