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Okray Family History

Okray Name Meaning

Americanized form of Polish Okraj from okraj ‘border edge’. This is either a topographic name denoting someone living near a frontier or a nickname for someone who used to cut something (e.g. a tailor).

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


Similar surnames: Ray, Kray, Kay, Kral, Duray, Krag, Gray, Kraly, Leray, Pray

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Where is the Okray family from?

You can see how Okray families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Okray family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Okray families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Okray families living in Yorkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Okray's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Okray families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Okray surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Okray ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, New Worker and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Okray. 14% of Okray men worked as a New Worker and 43% of Okray women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Okray were Carpenter and Food Handler. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    43%
  • Housework
    29%
  • Food Handler
    29%
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What Okray family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 858 census records available for the last name Okray. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okray census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 160 immigration records available for the last name Okray. 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 Cards

There are 245 military records available for the last name Okray. For the veterans among your Okray ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Okray lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Okray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Okray in 1963 was 74, and 73 in 2003.

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