Gaye Family History

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Gaye Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gay.

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

Similar surnames: Jaye, Raye, Saye, Maye, Gane, Guye, Baye, Kaye, Waye, Gayle

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Gaye Family Origin

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Gaye Family Occupations

What did your Gaye ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gaye occupation in Canada was School. 67% of Gaye's were Schools. School and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gaye.

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  • School

  • Farmer


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

Gaye Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gaye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaye 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaye. 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 657 military records available for the last name Gaye. For the veterans among your Gaye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaye Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaye lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gaye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gaye in 1963 was 62, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaye

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaye 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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