Ismay Family History

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Ismay Name Meaning

English: see Esmay.

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

Similar surnames: Smay, Esmay, Isaac, Slay, Asay, Issac, Isham, Lemay, Ishman, Say

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Ismay Family Origin

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Ismay Family Occupations

What did your Ismay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ismay occupation in the USA was Coal Miner. 33% of Ismay's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Ismay family was Laborer. Coal Miner and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ismay.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer


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

Ismay Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ismay Life Expectancy

What is the average Ismay lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Ismay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ismay in 1961 was 61, and 82 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ismay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ismay 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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