Kaya Family History

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Kaya Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘miscanthus reed’; rare as a surname in Japan. In America the name may be the result of shortening any of several other names beginning with kaya, such as Kayashima, none of which is common by itself. Turkish and Greek: from a personal name based on Turkish kaya ‘rock’, or nickname for a tough or obstinate person.

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

Similar surnames: Kaba, Kay, Kara, Kanda, Kata, Kava, Kala, Haga, Kosa, Kalb

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Kaya Family Origin

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Kaya Family Occupations

What did your Kaya ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kaya occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Kaya's were Farmers. Farmer and Works In Glass Manf. were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kaya.

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  • Farmer

  • Works In Glass Manf.


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

Kaya Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kaya. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaya 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 Kaya. 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 297 military records available for the last name Kaya. For the veterans among your Kaya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kaya Life Expectancy

What is the average Kaya lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Kaya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kaya in 1954 was 41, and 72 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kaya

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kaya 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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