Reay Name Meaning

English: variant of Rye 1 and 2.

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


Similar surnames: Rea, Ray, Keay, Peay, Ready, Reap, Rey, Reau, Reamy, Blay

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Reay Family Origin

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Reay Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    5%

In 1880, the most common Reay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Reay's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reay family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reay.

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Reay Historical Records

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Reay Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Reay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reay in 1941 was 38, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reay

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