Gabay Family History

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Gabay Name Meaning

Jewish (Sephardic and eastern Ashkenazic): status name from Hebrew gabay ‘warden’, denoting a trustee or warden of a Jewish public institution, especially a synagogue, or a manager of the affairs of a Hasidic rabbi.

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

Similar surnames: Gabbay, Gaber, Gabel, Sabat, Tabak, Bay, Haba, Garay, Gable, Gaba

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Gabay Family Origin

Where is the Gabay family from?

Gabay Family Occupations

What did your Gabay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gabay occupation in the USA was Clerk In Store. 25% of Gabay's were Clerk In Stores. A less common occupation for the Gabay family was Segar Maker. Clerk In Store, Plumber and Retail Tobacconist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gabay.

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  • Clerk In Store

  • Plumber

  • Retail Tobacconist

  • Segar Maker


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

Gabay Historical Records

What Gabay family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gabay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gabay census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Gabay

Passenger List

There are 987 immigration records available for the last name Gabay. 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 254 military records available for the last name Gabay. For the veterans among your Gabay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gabay Life Expectancy

What is the average Gabay lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gabay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gabay in 1957 was 60, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gabay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gabay 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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