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Origins of the Athay surname

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About the Athays

We have a total number of 642 records for people with the last name Athay.

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Where do most Athays live?

In 1921, most Athays lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Athays

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 516 records for the Athay surname. The oldest one dates back to 1897.

Who were Athays most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Athays.

What are the most common Athay first names?

  • William
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Athays

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Athays in 1921








General Servant


Common Male occupations for Athays in 1921


Coal Miner




Agricultural Labourer


Builder's Laborer


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