Klay Family History

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Klay Name Meaning

German and Swiss German (also Kläy): variant of Kley.

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


Similar surnames: Klar, Kley, Kray, Klas, Lay, Klahr, Lau, Clay, Blay, Flad

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Klay Family Origin

Where is the Klay family from?

Klay Family Occupations

What did your Klay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klay. A less common occupation for the Klay family was Laborer. The most common Klay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Klay's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Carpenter

    18%
  • Cooper

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%

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

Klay Historical Records

What Klay family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Passenger List

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

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Klay Life Expectancy

What is the average Klay lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Klay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Klay in 1955 was 63, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Klay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Klay 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.

Famous Klay Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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