My Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Hy, Ey, Ly, Sy, Ty, Ky, Dy, Uy, Ji, Lu

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My Family Origin

Where is the My family from?

My Family Occupations

What did your My ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Miner and Works In Store were the top 2 reported jobs worked by My. The most common My occupation in the USA was Miner. 50% of My's were Miners.

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  • Miner

    50%
  • Works In Store

    50%

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My Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name My. Like a window into their day-to-day life, My 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 642 immigration records available for the last name My. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name My. For the veterans among your My ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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My Life Expectancy

What is the average My lifespan?

Between 1987 and 2003, in the United States, My life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for My in 1987 was 39, and 76 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your My 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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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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