Cray Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Craobhaigh ‘descendant of Craobhach’, a byname meaning ‘curly(-headed)’ or ‘prolific’ (from craobh ‘branch’, ‘bough’). Compare Creevy. Respelling of German Kray or Krey.

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


Similar surnames: Cryan, Troy, Coan, Craw, Gray, Crary, Crady, Kray, Croy, Fray

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Cray Family Origin

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Cray Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Labourer

    18%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Sailor

    9%

In 1881, the most common Cray occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Cray's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cray family was Sailor. Farmer, Labourer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cray.

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Cray Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Cray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Cray in 1956 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cray

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