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Imlay Surname Meaning

Scottish: variant of Imlach .

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


Similar surnames: May, Lay, Mclay, Finlay, Golay, Goldy, Pula, Millay, Iley, Smay

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Where is the Imlay family from?

You can see how Imlay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Imlay family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Imlay families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 10 Imlay families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Imlay's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Imlay families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Imlay surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Imlay ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Imlay. 100% of Imlay men worked as a Retired and 78% of Imlay 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

  • Retired
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • House Duties
    23%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Imlay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Imlay 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 691 immigration records available for the last name Imlay. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Imlay. For the veterans among your Imlay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Imlay lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Imlay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Imlay in 1959 was 49, and 86 in 2004.

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