Kye Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a respelling of Kay 6, a shortened form of Scottish and Irish McKay. Korean: There is only one Chinese character and one clan for the Kye family name. According to the Kye family genealogy, the clan was founded by a Ming Dynasty government official named Kye Sok-son who migrated to Koryo and settled in today’s Suan County of Hwanghae Province. The majority of bearers of the Kye family name today live in North Korea.

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


Similar surnames: Kyle, Aye, Ye, Tye, Rye, Bye, Lye, Skye, Che, Dye

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Kye Family Origin

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Kye Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    25%
  • Brick Mason

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%

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In 1880, the most common Kye occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Kye's were Laborers. Laborer, Brick Mason and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kye. A less common occupation for the Kye family was Keeping House.

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Kye Life Expectancy

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Between 1965 and 2004, Kye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kye in 1965 was 51, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kye

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