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Kye Family History

Kye Surname Meaning

Korean: there is only one Chinese character and one clan for the Kye surname. According to the Kye family genealogy the clan was founded by a Ming Dynasty government official named Kye Sŏk-son who migrated to Koryŏ and settled in today's Suan County of Hwanghae Province. The majority of bearers of the Kye surname today live in North Korea. Compare Kie English: possibly an altered form of Kay . Compare Kie

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

Similar surnames: Kyle, Aye, Ye, Tye, Rye, Bye, Lye, Skye, Che, Dye

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Where is the Kye family from?

You can see how Kye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kye families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Kye families living in Lancashire. This was about 35% of all the recorded Kye's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Kye families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kye surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kye ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kye. 29% of Kye men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Kye women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kye were Painter and Sewing Machine Operator. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Cook
  • Sewing Machine Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kye 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 347 immigration records available for the last name Kye. 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 503 military records available for the last name Kye. For the veterans among your Kye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kye lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Kye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kye in 1965 was 51, and 65 in 2004.

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