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My Family History

My Name Meaning

Vietnamese: unexplained. English: variant of Mee . English: variant of Mye which is occasionally from a clipped form of Old French ami ‘friend’ or alternatively from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Mihel (see Michael ). For the latter explanation see Myhill . This form of the surname is very rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: May, Ma, Mo, Moy, Mu, Amy, Hy, Ey, Ly, Mey

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Where is the My family from?

You can see how My families moved over time by selecting different census years. The My family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most My families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 My family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded My's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of My families in 1911.
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What did your My ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named My. 100% of My men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name My. Like a window into their day-to-day life, My 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 731 immigration records available for the last name My. 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 301 military records available for the last name My. For the veterans among your My ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average My lifespan?

Between 1987 and 2003, in the United States, My life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for My in 1987 was 39, and 76 in 2003.

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