Golay Family History

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Golay Name Meaning

French and Swiss French: unexplained. Probably a variant of Irish Gooley.

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

Similar surnames: Goley, Colan, Gotay, Goy, Olan, Malay, Bolan, Imlay, Solway, Tolan

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Golay Family Origin

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Golay Family Occupations

What did your Golay ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Golay occupation in the UK was Dressmaker (Principal). 100% of Golay's were Dressmaker (Principal)s.

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  • Dressmaker (Principal)


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

Golay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Golay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Golay 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 474 immigration records available for the last name Golay. 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 555 military records available for the last name Golay. For the veterans among your Golay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Golay Life Expectancy

What is the average Golay lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Golay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Golay in 1956 was 56, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Golay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Golay 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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