Dye Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the personal name Dennis. In Britain the surname is most common in Norfolk, but frequent also in Yorkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Dyer, Tye, Pye, Due, Aye, Bye, Dyk, Kye, Che, Pee

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Dye Family Origin

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Dye Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dye. 10% of Dye men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Dye women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dye were Gardener and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant

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

Dye Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 148,000 census records available for the last name Dye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dye 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Dye. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Dye. For the veterans among your Dye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dye Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dye in 1943 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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