Slay Name Meaning

from Middle English slaye (Old English slege, from slean ‘to strike’), a metonymic occupational name for a slay maker, an implement used in weaving to push the weft thread tightly against the thread of the preceding pass of the shuttle. topographic name from Middle English slay ‘grassy slope’.

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


Similar surnames: Say, Clay, Day, Bay, Slack, Slape, Sly, Lay, Flad, Way

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Slay Family Origin

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Slay Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Clothier Cutter

    9%
  • College Servant

    9%
  • College Servant (Bedmaker)

    9%

In 1881, the most common Slay occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 9% of Slay's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Clothier Cutter and College Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slay. A less common occupation for the Slay family was College Servant (Bedmaker).

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Slay Historical Records

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Slay Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Slay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Slay in 1946 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Slay

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