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Seay Family History

Seay Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Shaw, Sealy, Keay, Stay, Near, Shay, Neary, Fealy, Kean, Bean

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Where is the Seay family from?

You can see how Seay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seay family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seay families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 67 Seay families living in Virginia. This was about 48% of all the recorded Seay's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Seay families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seay surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seay. 21% of Seay men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Seay women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seay were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Seay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seay census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Seay. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Seay. For the veterans among your Seay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seay lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Seay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Seay in 1943 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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