Buy 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: Bury, Bay, Bu, Bly, Bucy, Guy, Bey, Bur, Luy, Bua

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Buy Family Origin

Where is the Buy family from?

Buy Family Occupations

What did your Buy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Blacksmith (Journeyman), Blacksmith Master Employg 1 Man and Foreign Commision Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buy. The most common Buy occupation in the UK was Blacksmith (Journeyman). 17% of Buy's were Blacksmith (Journeyman)s. A less common occupation for the Buy family was Secretary To Coopeative Society (Clk).

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  • Blacksmith (Journeyman)

  • Blacksmith Master Employg 1 Man

  • Foreign Commision Agent

  • Secretary To Coopeative Society (Clk)


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Buy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Buy Historical Records

What Buy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Buy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buy 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 519 immigration records available for the last name Buy. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Buy. For the veterans among your Buy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buy Life Expectancy

What is the average Buy lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Buy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Buy in 1963 was 88, and 81 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buy 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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