Athy Name Meaning

Irish: one of the very few Irish surnames derived from a place name, namely Athy in county Kildare, Gaelic Áth í ‘ford of the yew tree’. This was adopted by Norman settlers in Ireland in the form de Athy, which was re-Gaelicized as Ataoi and borne by one of the ‘tribes of Galway’, who first settled in Co. Kildare about 1300. English: variant spelling of Athey.

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

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Athy Family Origin

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Athy Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    25%
  • General Laborer

    25%
  • Laundress

    25%
  • Superintendent Of Reformatory

    25%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Athy family was Superintendent Of Reformatory. Coal Miner, General Laborer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Athy. The most common Athy occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 25% of Athy's were Coal Miners.

Source: Census data for Athy | Data not to scale

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Athy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Athy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Athy in 1955 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Athy

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