Zay Name Meaning

Hungarian: unexplained. French (Alsace): Frenchified form of German See.

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


Similar surnames: Nay, May, Hay, Bay, Ray, Hau, Fey, Kay, Lay, Zar

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Zay Family Origin

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Zay Family Occupations

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  • Drayman

    14%
  • Druggist

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Painter

    14%

In 1880, the most common Zay occupation in the USA was Drayman. 14% of Zay's were Draymans. A less common occupation for the Zay family was Painter. Drayman, Druggist and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zay.

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Zay Historical Records

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Zay Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Zay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Zay in 1961 was 49, and 86 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zay

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