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Oye Surname Meaning

Norwegian (Øye): habitational name from any of about twenty-five farmsteads chiefly in Møre and Trøndelag so named from øy ‘island’. Japanese: variant of Oe . The -ye spelling represents a sound no longer used in modern Japanese. West African (Nigeria): Igbo name from the name of one of the four (market) days of the Igbo four-day week. Compare Orie . See also 4 below. African (Nigeria Gabon and Ghana): unexplained. See also 3 above.

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

Similar surnames: Ose, Rye, Oyen, Hoye, Lye, Foye, Eye, Bye, Toye, Nye

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Where is the Oye family from?

You can see how Oye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oye family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Oye families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Oye families living in Lancashire. This was about 40% of all the recorded Oye's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Oye families in 1891.
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What did your Oye ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Oye. 100% of Oye 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Oye. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Oye. For the veterans among your Oye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oye lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Oye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Oye in 1962 was 68, and 82 in 2004.

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