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Aye Family History

Aye Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic (Frisian) personal name with agi ‘sword’ as its first element. Scottish: from a shortened form of the Gaelic personal name Adhamh ‘Adam’.

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

Similar surnames: Haye, Ace, Ade, Tye, Ale, Axe, Kye, Fye, Pye, Dye

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Where is the Aye family from?

You can see how Aye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Aye families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Aye families living in Indiana. This was about 57% of all the recorded Aye's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Aye families in 1840.
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What did your Aye ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Aye. 37% of Aye men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Aye women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aye were Farm Hand and Cleaning.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farm Operator
  • Salesman
  • Farm Hand

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
  • Seamstress
  • New Worker
  • Cleaning
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Aye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aye 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 679 immigration records available for the last name Aye. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Aye. For the veterans among your Aye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aye lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Aye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Aye in 1960 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

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