Reay Family History

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Reay Name Meaning

English: variant of Rye 1 and 2.

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


Similar surnames: Rea, Ray, Keay, Peay, Ready, Reap, Rey, Reau, Reamy, Blay

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Reay Family Origin

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Reay Family Occupations

What did your Reay ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Reay. 17% of Reay men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Reay women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reay were Bricklayer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    17%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Bricklayer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%

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

Reay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Reay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reay 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Reay. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Reay. For the veterans among your Reay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reay Life Expectancy

What is the average Reay lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Reay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reay in 1941 was 38, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reay 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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