Spray Name Meaning

English (Nottinghamshire): nickname for a thin person, from Middle English spray ‘slender branch’ (of uncertain origin).

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


Similar surnames: Spry, Spratt, Spear, Pray, Straw, Say, Gray, Stray, Fray, Spayd

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Spray Family Origin

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Spray Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spray. A less common occupation for the Spray family was Farm Laborer. The most common Spray occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Spray's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

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Spray Historical Records

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Spray Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Spray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Spray in 1943 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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