Golay Name Meaning

French and Swiss French: unexplained. Probably a variant of Irish Gooley.

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


Similar surnames: Goley, Colan, Gotay, Goy, Olan, Malay, Bolan, Imlay, Solway, Tolan

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Golay Family Origin

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Golay Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Bucher

    4%
  • Civil Engineer

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Bucher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Golay. The most common Golay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Golay's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Golay family was Civil Engineer.

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Golay Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Golay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Golay in 1956 was 56, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Golay

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