De Hay Family History

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De Hay Name Meaning

French: topographic name, with the preposition de, for someone who lived by an enclosure, from Old French haye ‘hedge’, or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Demay, Denham, Deshaw, Derham, De Sa, De Haas, De Haro, De Haan

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De Hay Family Origin

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De Hay Family Occupations

What did your De Hay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named De Hay. 23% of De Hay men worked as a Salesman and 17% of De Hay women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named De Hay were Comanager and Cashier

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Bookkeeper
  • Channeller
  • Comanager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Seamstress
  • Agent
  • Cashier

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

De Hay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name De Hay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, De Hay 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 642 immigration records available for the last name De Hay. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name De Hay. For the veterans among your De Hay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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De Hay Life Expectancy

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Between 1988 and 1993, in the United States, De Hay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for De Hay in 1988 was 78, and 80 in 1993.

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