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 Family Origin

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Lemay Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    25%
  • Journalier

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • School

    6%

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

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Lemay Historical Records

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Lemay Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lemay

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