Iay Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: May, Hay, Kay, Day, Ray, Say, Pay, Gay, Bay, Fay

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Iay Family Origin

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Iay Family Occupations

What did your Iay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Iay. 56% of Iay men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Iay women worked as a Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Iay were Opr Boat and Naf A School

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Op Night Club
  • Opr Boat

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Helper
  • Naf A School

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Iay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 545 census records available for the last name Iay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iay 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 26 immigration records available for the last name Iay. 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 11 military records available for the last name Iay. For the veterans among your Iay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Iay Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Iay 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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