Imlay Family History

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Imlay Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Imlach, which is of unknown, probably Gaelic, origin. It is recorded as a surname in Aberdeen from 1402 onwards.

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


Similar surnames: May, Lay, Mclay, Finlay, Golay, Goldy, Pula, Millay, Iley, Smay

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Imlay Family Origin

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Imlay Family Occupations

What did your Imlay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Imlay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Imlay's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Imlay. A less common occupation for the Imlay family was Works On Farm.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Works On Farm

    4%

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

Imlay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Imlay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Imlay 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Imlay. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Imlay. For the veterans among your Imlay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Imlay Life Expectancy

What is the average Imlay lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Imlay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Imlay in 1959 was 49, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Imlay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Imlay 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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