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Stay Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McStay.

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


Similar surnames: Stas, Shaw, Shay, Stacy, Snay, Athy, Seay, Stan, Bay, Day

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Stay Family Origin

Where is the Stay family from?

Stay Family Occupations

What did your Stay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Stay family was Keeping House. The most common Stay occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Stay's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Harness Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stay.

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  • Laborer

    27%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Harness Maker

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Stay ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Stay Historical Records

What Stay family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Stay Life Expectancy

What is the average Stay lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Stay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stay in 1963 was 77, and 95 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stay 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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