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Nay Name Meaning

Scottish: shortened form of McNay . English: variant of Nye . North German: variant of Nee . French: habitational name from any of the places so called in Manche and Pyrénées Atlantiques. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Yiddish equivalent of German Neu .

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


Similar surnames: May, Ney, Hay, Kay, Say, Ray, Lay, Nau, Pay, Gay

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Where is the Nay family from?

You can see how Nay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nay family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nay families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 31 Nay families living in Ontario. This was about 28% of all the recorded Nay's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nay families in 1911.
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What did your Nay ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Nay. 82% of Nay men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    82%
  • Farmers Son
    19%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Nay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nay 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nay. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Nay. For the veterans among your Nay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nay lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Nay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Nay in 1942 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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