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Labay Name Meaning

Altered form of French Labbé ‘the priest the abbot’ (see Labbe ). Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Labaj or Lábaj: nickname derived from the dialect verb lábat ‘to swig’.

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


Similar surnames: Labat, Labby, Labar, Laban, Lamay, Rabey, Ratay, Bay, Mabey, Lally

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Where is the Labay family from?

You can see how Labay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Labay family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Labay families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Labay family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Labay's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Labay families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Labay surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Labay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Labay. 50% of Labay men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Labay women worked as a Farm Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Labay were Salesman and Salesman. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Helper
    45%
  • Housework
    34%
  • Salesman
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Labay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Labay census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 313 immigration records available for the last name Labay. 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 Cards

There are 328 military records available for the last name Labay. For the veterans among your Labay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Labay lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Labay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Labay in 1959 was 76, and 79 in 2004.

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