14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Bays Family History

Bays Name Meaning
English: patronymic from Bay.

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

235,855 Historical Documents with Bays on Ancestry.com
42,320 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,641 Military Records
1,193 Immigration Records
25,284 Census and Voter Lists
161,417 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Bays Families

  • Number of Bays families
     56 - 110
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bays families
     36 - 69
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bays last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bays census records

You can see how Bays families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Bays census records >

Bays Family Origin

Click on a place to view Bays immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Bays families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Bays immigration records >

Bays Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Bays immigration records

You can find out when most of the Bays families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Bays immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Bays

Click on a circle in the chart to view Bays birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your 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.

View all Bays ancestors in the SSDI

Bays Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bays census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Bays ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Bays census records >

Bays Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Bays military records >

Message Board about Bays 244 Threads, 24 Messages

Look up another family name
×