Salay Family History

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Salay Name Meaning

Hungarian (Szalay): regional name for someone from Zala county in western Hungary, or a habitational name from any of various villages called Szala.

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

Similar surnames: Szalay, Sala, Salas, Balay, Salak, Sales, Saxby, Salah, Dally, Slay

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Salay Family Origin

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Salay Family Occupations

What did your Salay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salay. 39% of Salay men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Salay women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salay were Farmer and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Proprietor
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
  • Operator
  • Seamstress
  • Maid

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

Salay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Salay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salay 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 516 immigration records available for the last name Salay. 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 358 military records available for the last name Salay. For the veterans among your Salay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salay Life Expectancy

What is the average Salay lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Salay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Salay in 1960 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salay 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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