Guay Family History

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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

Where is the Guay family from?

Guay Family Occupations

What did your Guay ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Guay occupation in the UK was Coachmaker. 33% of Guay's were Coachmakers. 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.

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  • Coachmaker

  • Cotton Winder

  • Ship Joiners Wife


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

Guay Historical Records

What Guay family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Guay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guay census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Guay

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Guay. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Guay. For the veterans among your Guay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guay Life Expectancy

What is the average Guay lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guay 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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