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Buy Family History

Buy Surname Meaning

see Bowie . see Bye .

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016

Similar surnames: Bury, Bay, Bu, Bly, Bucy, Guy, Bey, Bur, Luy, Bua

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Where is the Buy family from?

You can see how Buy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Buy families living in Wiltshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Buy's in United Kingdom. Wiltshire had the highest population of Buy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Buy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Buy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, House Painter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Buy. 100% of Buy men worked as a House Painter and 89% of Buy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • House Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Old Age Pensioner
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What Buy family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Buy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buy 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 519 immigration records available for the last name Buy. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Buy. For the veterans among your Buy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buy lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Buy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Buy in 1963 was 88, and 81 in 2003.

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