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Saye Name Meaning

English: variant of Say . Americanized form of Slovenian Saje: nickname for someone with very dark sooty hair derived from the root of sajast ‘sooty’ or directly from saja ‘soot’. West African (Liberia): from the personal name Saye found among the Mano (Mah) people denoting a first-born boy.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Saxe, Daye, Sayre, Slye, Haye, Faye, Raye, Kaye, Jaye, Waye

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Where is the Saye family from?

You can see how Saye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Saye families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Saye families living in Ontario. This was about 74% of all the recorded Saye's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Saye families in 1911.
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What did your Saye ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Saye. 18% of Saye men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Saye women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saye were Machinist and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Saye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saye 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 754 immigration records available for the last name Saye. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Saye. For the veterans among your Saye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saye lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Saye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Saye in 1948 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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