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Days Family History

Days Surname Meaning

English (Worcestershire and Warwickshire) and Welsh: variant of Day with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. In the West Midlands this name commonly a variant of Dias

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Day, Mays, Dade, Daws, Aye, Kays, Bay, Mars, Bays, Kaps

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Where is the Days family from?

You can see how Days families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Days family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Days families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 23 Days families living in Ontario. This was about 68% of all the recorded Days's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Days families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Days surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Days ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Days. 35% of Days men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Days women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Days were Painter and Laundress. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Painter
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    16%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Laundress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Days. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Days census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Days. 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 Cards

There are 50,000 military records available for the last name Days. For the veterans among your Days ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Days lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Days life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Days in 1951 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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