Schay Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

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Schay Family Origin

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Schay Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Saw Mill Work

    17%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schay family was Saw Mill Work. The most common Schay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Schay's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schay.

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Schay Historical Records

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Schay Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1964 and 2004, Schay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Schay in 1964 was 77, and 38 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schay

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