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Ayo Family History

Ayo Surname Meaning

Spanish: occupational or status name from ayo ‘tutor guardian’ probably from a Visigothic word hagja ‘attendant steward’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Amo, Vayo, Aro, Rayo, Ayon, Alo, Cayo, Albo, Ao, Aho

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Where is the Ayo family from?

You can see how Ayo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ayo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ayo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Ayo family living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ayo's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Ayo families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ayo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ayo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ayo. 25% of Ayo men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Ayo women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ayo were Painter and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Painter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    30%
  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Seamstress
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ayo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ayo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 928 immigration records available for the last name Ayo. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 844 military records available for the last name Ayo. For the veterans among your Ayo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ayo lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ayo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ayo in 1957 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

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