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Oy Family History

Oy 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: Oye, Yu, Yi, Ott, Rye, Loy, Oh, Lye, Moy, Ort

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Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
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What did your Oy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Oy . .

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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

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oy . Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oy 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 481 immigration records available for the last name Oy . 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 184 military records available for the last name Oy . For the veterans among your Oy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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