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Origins of the Imlay surname

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About the Imlays

We have a total number of 955 records for people with the last name Imlay.

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Where do most Imlays live?

In 1921, most Imlays lived in East Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Imlays

How common is your surname?

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

We have 681 records for the Imlay surname. The oldest one dates back to 1862.

Who were Imlays most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Imlays.

What are the most common Imlay first names?

  • John
  • Alexander
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Imlays

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

Common Female occupations for Imlays in 1921


Domestic Servant




Farmer's Daur


Farmers Daughter


Common Male occupations for Imlays in 1921




Coach Painter


Farm Servant


Farmer's Son


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