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Where is the Hays family from?
You can see how Hays families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hays family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hays families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 226 Hays families living in Ohio. This was about 14% of all the recorded Hays's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hays families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hays surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hays. 21% of Hays men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Hays women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hays were Farm Laborer and Maid.