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Idy Family History

Idy Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Ida, Ide, Hidy, Ady, Ivy, Udy, Dy, May, Hay, Im

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Where is the Idy family from?

You can see how Idy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Idy family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Idy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 2 Idy families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Idy's in USA. New York had the highest population of Idy families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Idy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Idy ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Idy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 206 census records available for the last name Idy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Idy 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 24 immigration records available for the last name Idy. 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 13 military records available for the last name Idy. For the veterans among your Idy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Idy lifespan?

Between 1976 and 2001, in the United States, Idy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Idy in 1976 was 81, and 46 in 2001.

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