Ly Name Meaning

Vietnamese (Lý) and Hmong: unexplained. English: variant of Lye.

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


Similar surnames: Lo, Hy, La, Lyn, Ley, Bly, Ky, Ty, Le, Fly

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Ly Family Origin

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Ly Family Occupations

What did your Ly ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ly family was Laundry. The most common Ly occupation in the USA was Cigar Dealer. 20% of Ly's were Cigar Dealers. Cigar Dealer, Clerk and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ly.

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  • Cigar Dealer

    20%
  • Clerk

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laundry

    20%

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Ly Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ly Life Expectancy

What is the average Ly lifespan?

Between 1975 and 2004, in the United States, Ly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ly in 1975 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ly 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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