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Spray Family History

Spray Name Meaning
English (Nottinghamshire): nickname for a thin person, from Middle English spray ‘slender branch’ (of uncertain origin).

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

141,764 Historical Documents with Spray on Ancestry.com
36,062 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,542 Military Records
2,488 Immigration Records
24,601 Census and Voter Lists
75,071 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Spray Families

  • Number of Spray families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Spray families
     159 - 315
     54 - 158
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Spray families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Spray census records

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Spray Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Spray 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.

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Spray Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Spray 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.

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Average Life Expectancy for Spray

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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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Spray Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Spray census records

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

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

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Spray Civil War Service Records

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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.

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