Chay Name Meaning

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

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


Similar surnames: Cay, Chan, Chai, Chau, Che, Chae, Chao, Cham, Shay, Hak

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Chay Family Origin

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Chay Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Harness Maker

    17%
  • Hawkster

    17%
  • House Keeping

    17%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chay family was House Keeping. The most common Chay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Chay's were Farmers. Farmer, Harness Maker and Hawkster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chay.

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Chay Historical Records

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Chay Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1966 and 2004, Chay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Chay in 1966 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chay

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