Stray Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Agder named Strai, of uncertain derivation.

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


Similar surnames: Spray, Stai, Gray, Bray, Straw, Wray, Stoa, Duray, Strada, Staal

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Stray Family Origin

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Stray Family Occupations

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

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  • Lace Maker

    10%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Boot Maker

    3%
  • Bootmaker Emp 10 Men

    3%

In 1881, Lace Maker, Agricultural Labourer and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stray. The most common Stray occupation in the UK was Lace Maker. 10% of Stray's were Lace Makers. A less common occupation for the Stray family was Bootmaker Emp 10 Men.

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Stray Historical Records

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Stray Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Stray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Stray in 1963 was 67, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stray

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