Stray Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Agder named Strai, of uncertain derivation.

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

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Stray Family Origin

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Stray Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Machinist

    7%

In 1880, the most common Stray occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Stray's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stray. A less common occupation for the Stray family was Machinist.

Source: Census data for Stray | Data not to scale

Stray Historical Records

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Stray Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Stray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Stray in 1963 was 67, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stray

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