Guay Name Meaning

variant spelling of Gay. nickname from Old French guai ‘unfortunate’, ‘ill-starred’.

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


Similar surnames: Gay, Gray, Guzy, Guy, Quay, Dugay, Eury, Bay, Guss, Goy

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Guay Family Origin

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Guay Family Occupations

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  • Coachmaker

    33%
  • Cotton Winder

    33%
  • Ship Joiners Wife

    33%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Guay family was Ship Joiners Wife. Coachmaker and Cotton Winder were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Guay. The most common Guay occupation in the UK was Coachmaker. 33% of Guay's were Coachmakers.

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Guay Historical Records

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Guay Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Guay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Guay in 1943 was 30, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guay

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