Quay Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McKay. French: topographic name for someone who lived in a house on a quayside, from Old French quai ‘quay’.

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


Similar surnames: Bay, Quarry, Quan, Way, Bury, Guay, Quade, Quin, Day, Jury

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Quay Family Origin

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Quay Family Occupations

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  • Journalier

    22%
  • Artist

    11%
  • Bookkeeper

    11%
  • Gentleman

    11%

In 1881, Journalier, Artist and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quay. A less common occupation for the Quay family was Gentleman. The most common Quay occupation in Canada was Journalier. 22% of Quay's were Journaliers.

Source: Census data for Quay | Data not to scale

Quay Historical Records

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Quay Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Quay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Quay in 1953 was 42, and 89 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quay

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