Kye Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a respelling of Kay 6, a shortened form of Scottish and Irish McKay. Korean: There is only one Chinese character and one clan for the Kye family name. According to the Kye family genealogy, the clan was founded by a Ming Dynasty government official named Kye Sok-son who migrated to Koryo and settled in today’s Suan County of Hwanghae Province. The majority of bearers of the Kye family name today live in North Korea.

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

Similar surnames: Kyle, Aye, Ye, Tye, Rye, Bye, Lye, Skye, Che, Dye

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Kye Family Origin

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Kye Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kye. 29% of Kye men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Kye women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kye were Truck Driver and Sewing Machine Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Cook
  • Sewing Machine Operator

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

Kye Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kye 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 347 immigration records available for the last name Kye. 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 503 military records available for the last name Kye. For the veterans among your Kye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kye Life Expectancy

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Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Kye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kye in 1965 was 51, and 65 in 2004.

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