Kayes Family History

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Kayes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Kay 5.

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


Similar surnames: Kays, Bayes, Hayes, Mayes, Keyes, Kaye, Eales, Kates, Haynes, Mays

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Kayes Family Origin

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Kayes Family Occupations

What did your Kayes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kayes family was Blacksmith. The most common Kayes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Kayes's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kayes.

View Census data for Kayes | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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

Kayes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kayes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kayes 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 Kayes

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kayes. 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 Kayes. For the veterans among your Kayes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kayes Life Expectancy

What is the average Kayes lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kayes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Kayes in 1963 was 73, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kayes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kayes 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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