Tay Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Tye. Jewish (from Poland): metonymic occupational name for a tea merchant, from central Yiddish tay ‘tea’. Chinese : variant of Zheng.

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


Similar surnames: Nay, Kay, May, Hay, Lay, Ray, Fay, Toy, Say, Tag

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Tay Family Origin

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Tay Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Miner

    8%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tay. The most common Tay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Tay's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tay family was Laborer.

Source: Census data for Tay | Data not to scale

Tay Historical Records

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Tay Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Tay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Tay in 1963 was 71, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tay

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