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Dye Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the personal name Dennis. In Britain the surname is most common in Norfolk, but frequent also in Yorkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Dyer, Tye, Pye, Due, Aye, Bye, Dyk, Kye, Che, Pee

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Where is the Dye family from?

You can see how Dye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dye families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 24 Dye families living in Ontario. This was about 26% of all the recorded Dye's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dye families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dye surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dye ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dye. 50% of Dye men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmers Son
  • Machinist
  • Teamster

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 148,000 census records available for the last name Dye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dye 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Dye. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Dye. For the veterans among your Dye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dye lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dye in 1943 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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