Chay Family History

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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

Where is the Chay family from?

Chay Family Occupations

What did your Chay ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

  • Harness Maker

  • Hawkster

  • House Keeping


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chay ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chay Historical Records

What Chay family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chay 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Chay. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Chay. For the veterans among your Chay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chay Life Expectancy

What is the average Chay lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chay ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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