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My Family History

My 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: May, Ma, Mo, Moy, Mu, Amy, Hy, Ey, Ly, Mey

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Where is the My family from?

You can see how My families moved over time by selecting different census years. The My family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most My families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1851 there was 1 My family living in Ross and Cromarty. This was 100% of all the recorded My's in Scotland. Ross and Cromarty had the highest population of My families in 1851.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the My surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your My ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named My. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name My. Like a window into their day-to-day life, My 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 731 immigration records available for the last name My. 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 301 military records available for the last name My. For the veterans among your My ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average My lifespan?

Between 1987 and 2003, in the United States, My life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for My in 1987 was 39, and 76 in 2003.

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