Cay Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Kay. French: probably a variant of Quay.

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


Similar surnames: Kay, Ray, Lay, Cap, Cady, Gay, May, Hay, Fay, Nay

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Cay Family Origin

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Cay Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cay family was (Nav S On Shore) Shipowner "Steam". Annuitant, Blacksmith and Rector Of Northborough were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cay. The most common Cay occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 6% of Cay's were Annuitants.

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  • Annuitant

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Rector Of Northborough

    6%
  • (Nav S On Shore) Shipowner "Steam"

    3%

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Cay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cay 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cay. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cay. For the veterans among your Cay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cay Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Cay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Cay in 1962 was 72, and 68 in 2004.

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