Athy Family History

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Athy Name Meaning

Irish: one of the very few Irish surnames derived from a place name, namely Athy in county Kildare, Gaelic Áth í ‘ford of the yew tree’. This was adopted by Norman settlers in Ireland in the form de Athy, which was re-Gaelicized as Ataoi and borne by one of the ‘tribes of Galway’, who first settled in Co. Kildare about 1300. English: variant spelling of Athey.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Atha, Athey, Bath, Amy, Matey, Ahr, Ary, Baty, Tay, Kath

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Athy Family Origin

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Athy Family Occupations

What did your Athy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Athy. 8% of Athy men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Athy women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Athy were Apprentice Foot Dar and Beauty Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Truck Driver
  • Apprentice Foot Dar

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Office Worker
  • Bearding House
  • Beauty Operator

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Athy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Athy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Athy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 313 immigration records available for the last name Athy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 485 military records available for the last name Athy. For the veterans among your Athy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Athy Life Expectancy

What is the average Athy lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Athy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Athy in 1955 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Athy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Athy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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