Eye Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cambridge, Hereford, and Suffolk named from Old English eg, a term denoting low-lying land, an island or promontory, or an area of dry land in a marsh.

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

Similar surnames: Rye, Lye, Bye, Nye, Pye, Hyde, Tye, Oye, Ege, Kye

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Eye Family Origin

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Eye Family Occupations

What did your Eye ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eye. The most common Eye occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Eye's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Eye family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Eye Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Eye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eye 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 586 immigration records available for the last name Eye. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Eye. For the veterans among your Eye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eye Life Expectancy

What is the average Eye lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Eye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Eye in 1945 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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