Nay Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McNay. English: variant of Nye. French: habitational name from places so called in Manche and Pyrénées Atlantiques, possibly named with Latin Nadium, from a Gaulish personal name, Nadius. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a tailor or embroiderer, from a derivative of naaien ‘to sew’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Yiddish equivalent of German Neu.

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


Similar surnames: May, Ney, Hay, Kay, Say, Ray, Lay, Nau, Pay, Gay

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Nay Family Origin

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Nay Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • (Un)

    3%
  • Ag Labr

    3%
  • Annuitant

    3%

In 1881, the most common Nay occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Nay's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Nay family was Annuitant. Coal Miner, (Un) and Ag Labr were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nay.

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Nay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Nay in 1942 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nay

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