Bays Family History

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Bays Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Bay.

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

Similar surnames: Bayes, Kays, Bay, Baye, Days, Mays, Ways, Balls, Buys, Bayse

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Bays Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bays name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bays. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Bays Family Origin

Where is the Bays family from?

Bays Family Occupations

What did your Bays ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bays family was Lab. Farmer, F. Labouorer and Farm Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bays. The most common Bays occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Bays's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • F. Labouorer

  • Farm Servant

  • Lab


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bays ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bays Historical Records

What Bays family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Bays. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bays 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bays. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bays. For the veterans among your Bays ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bays Life Expectancy

What is the average Bays lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bays life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bays in 1942 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bays 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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