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Loye Name Meaning

French: metonymic occupational name for a keeper of geese, from French oie ‘goose’ (Old French o(u)e), with the article l(a). Dutch: variant of Lowy.

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


Similar surnames: Loy, Loge, Loyer, Lore, Toye, Lobe, Lye, Love, Boye, Loe

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Where is the Loye family from?

You can see how Loye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Loye families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 32 Loye families living in Minnesota. This was about 52% of all the recorded Loye's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Loye families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Loye surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Loye ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Loye. 49% of Loye men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Loye women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loye were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    49%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Manager
    11%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Cook
    22%
  • Laundress
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Loye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loye 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 822 immigration records available for the last name Loye. 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 683 military records available for the last name Loye. For the veterans among your Loye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loye lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Loye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Loye in 1962 was 78, and 92 in 2004.

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