Spray Family History

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Spray Name Meaning

English (Nottinghamshire): nickname for a thin person, from Middle English spray ‘slender branch’ (of uncertain origin).

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


Similar surnames: Spry, Spratt, Spear, Pray, Straw, Say, Gray, Stray, Fray, Spayd

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Spray Family Origin

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Spray Family Occupations

What did your Spray ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Lace Maker, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spray. The most common Spray occupation in the UK was Lace Maker. 5% of Spray's were Lace Makers. A less common occupation for the Spray family was Annuitant.

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  • Lace Maker

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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

Spray Historical Records

What Spray family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Spray. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spray census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Spray

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Spray. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Spray. For the veterans among your Spray ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spray Life Expectancy

What is the average Spray lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Spray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Spray in 1943 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spray

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spray 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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