Cray Family History

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Cray Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Craobhaigh ‘descendant of Craobhach’, a byname meaning ‘curly(-headed)’ or ‘prolific’ (from craobh ‘branch’, ‘bough’). Compare Creevy. Respelling of German Kray or Krey.

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


Similar surnames: Cryan, Troy, Coan, Craw, Gray, Crary, Crady, Kray, Croy, Fray

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Cray Family Origin

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Cray Family Occupations

What did your Cray ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cray occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Cray's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cray. A less common occupation for the Cray family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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

Cray Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Cray Life Expectancy

What is the average Cray lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Cray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Cray in 1956 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cray

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cray 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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