Zay Name Meaning

Hungarian: unexplained. French (Alsace): Frenchified form of German See.

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


Similar surnames: Nay, May, Hay, Bay, Ray, Hau, Fey, Kay, Lay, Zar

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Zay Family Origin

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Zay Family Occupations

What did your Zay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Zay occupation in the USA was Drayman. 14% of Zay's were Draymans. Drayman, Druggist and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zay. A less common occupation for the Zay family was Painter.

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  • Drayman

    14%
  • Druggist

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Painter

    14%

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Zay Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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

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Zay Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Zay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Zay in 1961 was 49, and 86 in 2004.

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