Demay Family History

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Demay Name Meaning

French: habitational name, with the preposition de, for someone from either of two minor places called May, in Drôme and Rhône. northern French: topographic name from mê ‘trough’, presumably denoting someone who lived in a trough-shaped hollow. Northern French: topographic name from Old French mes, meis ‘house’, ‘dwelling’ (Latin mansus). Compare Dumas.

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

Similar surnames: Demar, Demary, Demey, Lemay, Delay, Leray, Duman, Demby, Delmas

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Demay Family Origin

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Demay Family Occupations

What did your Demay ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Demay occupation in Canada was Labourer. 50% of Demay's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Demay family was Laborer. Labourer, Cult. Fils and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Demay.

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  • Labourer

  • Cult. Fils

  • Cultivateur

  • Laborer


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

Demay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Demay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Demay 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 584 immigration records available for the last name Demay. 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 835 military records available for the last name Demay. For the veterans among your Demay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Demay Life Expectancy

What is the average Demay lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Demay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Demay in 1952 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Demay 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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