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Jaye Family History

Jaye Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Jay.

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


Similar surnames: Faye, Haye, Daye, Saye, Maye, Baye, Jane, Raye, Waye, Gaye

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Where is the Jaye family from?

You can see how Jaye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jaye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Jaye families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 4 Jaye families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Jaye's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Jaye families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jaye surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jaye ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farm Operator and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jaye. 20% of Jaye men worked as a Farm Operator and 25% of Jaye women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jaye were Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Operator
    20%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jaye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jaye 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 Jaye. 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 481 military records available for the last name Jaye. For the veterans among your Jaye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jaye lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Jaye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jaye in 1959 was 53, and 86 in 2004.

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