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Chay Family History

Chay Name Meaning
Korean: variant of Chae.Hawaiian: unexplained.Hispanic (Guatemala and Mexico): unexplained; perhaps a variant spelling of Che. IGI.

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

30,674 Historical Documents with Chay on Ancestry.com
23,572 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
320 Military Records
1,725 Immigration Records
3,682 Census and Voter Lists
1,375 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Chay Families

  • Number of Chay families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chay families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Chay last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Chay census records

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Chay Family Origin

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Chay Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Chay

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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.

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Chay Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chay census records

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Chay Civil War Service Records

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