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Gaye Family History

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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Where is the Gaye family from?

You can see how Gaye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gaye families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Gaye families living in British Columbia. This was about 88% of all the recorded Gaye's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Gaye families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaye surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaye ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gaye. 50% of Gaye 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
  • Clerk
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What Gaye family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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