Demay Name Meaning

French: habitational name, with the preposition de, for someone from either of two minor places called May, in Drôme and Rhône. northern French: topographic name from mê ‘trough’, presumably denoting someone who lived in a trough-shaped hollow. Northern French: topographic name from Old French mes, meis ‘house’, ‘dwelling’ (Latin mansus). Compare Dumas.

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


Similar surnames: Demar, Demary, Demey, Lemay, Delay, Leray, Duman, Demby, Delmas

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Demay Family Origin

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Demay Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Farm Laborer

    14%
  • Brick Moulder

    10%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Demay family was Brick Moulder. The most common Demay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Demay's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Demay.

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Between 1952 and 2004, Demay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Demay in 1952 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Demay

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