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Origins of the Memory surname

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About the Memorys

We have a total number of 2084 records for people with the last name Memory.

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Where do most Memorys live?

In 1921, most Memorys lived in East Midlands.


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Interesting facts about Memorys

How common is your surname?

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

We have 1,790 records for the Memory surname. The oldest one dates back to 1241.

Who were Memorys most likely to marry?

Williamses

&

Smiths

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Memorys.

What are the most common Memory first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Memory family members

Common jobs for Memorys

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

Common Female occupations for Memorys in 1921
Dressmaker

8

Domestic Servant

5

General Servant Domestic

5

Boot Machinist

4

Domestic

4

Common Male occupations for Memorys in 1921
Shipwright

14

Coal Miner

9

Shoe Rivetter

8

Apprentice

7

General Labourer

7

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