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Ny Family History

Ny Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Na, No, Ney, Ni, Nye, Nay, Noy, Nys, Hy, Ey

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Where is the Ny family from?

You can see how Ny families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ny family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ny families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Ny families living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ny's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Ny families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ny surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ny ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laundryman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ny. 34% of Ny men worked as a Laundryman.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laundryman
    34%
  • Waiter
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Owner
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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What Ny family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ny. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ny 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 Ny. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Ny. For the veterans among your Ny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ny lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2003, in the United States, Ny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ny in 1970 was 56, and 89 in 2003.

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