Blay Family History

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Blay Name Meaning

English: variant of Bliss 2. Catalan: variant of Blasi.

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

Similar surnames: Bly, Lay, Blye, Blan, Klay, Bay, Bley, Bray, Clay, Blau

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Blay Family Origin

Where is the Blay family from?

Blay Family Occupations

What did your Blay ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Blay. 4% of Blay men worked as a General Labourer and 56% of Blay women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blay were Plumber and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Bricklayer
  • Plumber

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Blay Historical Records

What Blay family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Blay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blay census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Blay. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Blay. For the veterans among your Blay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blay Life Expectancy

What is the average Blay lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Blay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Blay in 1952 was 46, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blay ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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