Kaya Family History

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Kaya Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘miscanthus reed’; rare as a surname in Japan. In America the name may be the result of shortening any of several other names beginning with kaya, such as Kayashima, none of which is common by itself. Turkish and Greek: from a personal name based on Turkish kaya ‘rock’, or nickname for a tough or obstinate person.

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

Similar surnames: Kaba, Kay, Kara, Kanda, Kata, Kava, Kala, Haga, Kosa, Kalb

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Kaya Family Origin

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Kaya Family Occupations

What did your Kaya ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Draperown Account and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kaya. 20% of Kaya men worked as a Draperown Account and 50% of Kaya women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaya were Teacher Of Singing and Pantry Maid Ch

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Draperown Account
  • Farmer
  • Grocery Salesman
  • Teacher Of Singing

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Paid Domestic Help
  • Pantry Maid Ch

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

Kaya Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kaya. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaya 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kaya. 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 297 military records available for the last name Kaya. For the veterans among your Kaya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kaya Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Kaya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kaya in 1954 was 41, and 72 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kaya

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