Tray Family History

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Tray Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English treye ‘grief’, ‘misfortune’, from Old English trega.

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

Similar surnames: Ray, Dray, Gray, Pray, Troy, Gay, Trow, Slay, Fray, Tran

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Tray Family Origin

Where is the Tray family from?

Tray Family Occupations

What did your Tray ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Tray family was French Polisher. Laundress, Carman and Dock Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tray. The most common Tray occupation in the UK was Laundress. 15% of Tray's were Laundresss.

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  • Laundress

  • Carman

  • Dock Labourer

  • French Polisher


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

Tray Historical Records

What Tray family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Tray. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tray 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tray. 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 Tray. For the veterans among your Tray ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tray Life Expectancy

What is the average Tray lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Tray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Tray in 1959 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tray

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tray 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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