Lemay Family History

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Lemay Name Meaning

French: habitational name from Lemay in Maine-et-Loire. English: nickname from Middle English may ‘young lad’ or ‘girl’, with the Old French definite article le.

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


Similar surnames: Leray, Demay, Lamay, May, Leaf, Lema, Levay, Leal, Leday, Senay

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Lemay Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lemay name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lemay. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    35%

  • France

    28%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Lemay Family Origin

Where is the Lemay family from?

Lemay Family Occupations

What did your Lemay ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lemay family was School. The most common Lemay occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 25% of Lemay's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Journalier and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lemay.

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  • Cultivateur

    25%
  • Journalier

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • School

    6%

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

Lemay Historical Records

What Lemay family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 71,000 census records available for the last name Lemay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lemay 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lemay. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Lemay. For the veterans among your Lemay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lemay Life Expectancy

What is the average Lemay lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Lemay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lemay in 1941 was 20, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lemay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lemay 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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