Dray Name Meaning

English: from Middle English dregh, probably as a nickname from any of its several senses: ‘lasting’, ‘patient’, ‘slow’, ‘tedious’, ‘doughty’. Alternatively, in some cases, the name may derive from Old English dr¯ge ‘dry’, ‘withered’, also applied as a nickname.

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


Similar surnames: Ray, Pray, Gray, Day, Tray, Bay, Bray, Drag, Wray, Fray

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Dray Family Origin

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Dray Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Ship Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dray. The most common Dray occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Dray's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dray family was Ship Carpenter.

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Dray Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Dray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Dray in 1954 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dray

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