Ayo Name Meaning

Spanish: occupational or status name, from ayo ‘tutor’, ‘guardian’, probably from a Visigothic word hagja ‘attendant’, ‘steward’.

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

Similar surnames: Amo, Vayo, Aro, Rayo, Ayon, Alo, Cayo, Albo, Ao, Aho

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Ayo Family Origin

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Ayo Family Occupations

What did your Ayo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ayo occupation in the USA was Laborer. 42% of Ayo's were Laborers. Laborer, At Home and Cooker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ayo. A less common occupation for the Ayo family was Farmer.

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  • Laborer

  • At Home

  • Cooker

  • Farmer


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Ayo Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ayo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ayo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 928 immigration records available for the last name Ayo. 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 Card

There are 844 military records available for the last name Ayo. For the veterans among your Ayo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ayo Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ayo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ayo in 1957 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

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