Peay Family History

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Peay Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Pay 1.

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

Similar surnames: Pay, Peary, Pray, Peak, Reay, Pear, Peal, Keay, Pere, Peavy

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Peay Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Peay name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Peay. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Peay Family Origin

Where is the Peay family from?

Peay Family Occupations

What did your Peay ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Peay family was Pork Butcher (1 Man). Baker Biscuit Factory, Gardener M and M Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peay. The most common Peay occupation in the UK was Baker Biscuit Factory. 25% of Peay's were Baker Biscuit Factorys.

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  • Baker Biscuit Factory

  • Gardener M

  • M Gardener

  • Pork Butcher (1 Man)


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Peay ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Peay Historical Records

What Peay family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Peay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peay 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 467 immigration records available for the last name Peay. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Peay. For the veterans among your Peay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peay Life Expectancy

What is the average Peay lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Peay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Peay in 1947 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peay 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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