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Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 2228 people with the Lay surname? In that year Lay was ranked number 1698 for popularity in the UK.
Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Lay family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.
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Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Lay Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Lay family tree.
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Did you know that there are currently 2722 people with the Lay surname in the UK? Lay is now ranked number 1947 for popularity in the UK.
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|Herman Lay||Wiki Detail||Herman W.|
|Carol Lay||Wiki Detail||Carol Lay (born 1952) is the author of a weekly comic strip, "Way Lay", which first appeared in 1992 and which runs in the "LA Weekly" and Salon.|
|Young Lay||Wiki Detail||Lathan Williams (born 1975 in Vallejo, California), better known by his stage name Young Lay, is a San Francisco Bay Area-based gangsta rapper.|
|John Louis Lay||Wiki Detail||John Louis Lay (1832-1899) was an American inventor of the spar torpedo.|
|Josh Lay||Wiki Detail||Bernard "Josh" Lay (born September 8, 1982 in) is an American football cornerback for the California Redwoods of the United Football League.|
|Kenneth Lay||Wiki Detail||Kenneth Lee "Ken" Lay (April 15, 1942 ? July 5, 2006) was an American businessman, best known for his role in the widely reported corruption scandal that led to the downfall of Enron Corporation.|
|Elzy Lay||Wiki Detail||Elzy Lay (November 25, 1868-November 10, 1934) was an outlaw of the Old West best known as being a member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch, gang, operating out of the Hole-in-the-Wall Pass in Johnson County, Wyoming.|
|Horatio Nelson Lay||Wiki Detail||Horatio Nelson Lay (1832 ? 4 May?1898, Forest Hill, Kent, England), was a British diplomat, noted for his role in the ill-fated "Lay-Osborn Flotilla" during the Taiping Rebellion.|
|Edward Lay||Wiki Detail||Edward Owen Lay (born 20 February 1981) is the drummer for indie rock band Editors, who rose to fame after the release of 2005?s debut release "The Back Room".|
|Dagon Khin Khin Lay||Wiki Detail||Dagon Khin Khin Lay, (1904-1981) was a Burmese novelist, screenwriter, and cinematographer.|
|Cecil Howard Lay||Wiki Detail||Cecil Howard Lay (b.|
|Jeffrey Lay||Wiki Detail||Jeffrey Donald Lay (born October 6, 1969, in Ottawa, Ontario) is a retired rower from Canada.|