At present, my family tree contains 1,905 individuals. The ten most common names and a list of all the names have been extracted from my database. If you are interested in further details contact me by e-mail.The oldest ancestors in my family tree are:
There are a total of 635 descendents in 11 generations of this couple in my family tree.
The Kayes span a period of nearly 300 hundred years. Highlights of this are detailed in the Kaye Family History. All of these individuals are direct descendants of Joannis Kaye and Anna Moite.
The oldest ancestor of the Kayes in my family tree is Joannis Kaye who married in Hamme (present day Hamme-Mille) in 1722. However, I have not been able to determine where he was born.
I have included all of the Kayes that I have found in the following table. In some of the Kayes born in Belgium, I have not been able to trace them to Joannis Kaye. I am concentrating my research on these individuals in the hope of finding where Joannis Kaye was orginally from.
The births in USA and Canada are descendants of Joannis Kaye which emigrated from Belgium.
|Location||Number of Occurences||Earliest Birth|
|Barvaux, Namur, Belgium||12||1661|
|Beauvechain, Brabant, Belgium||1||1627|
|Braine Le Château, Belgium||1||1934|
|Chaumont Gistoux, Belgium||1||1924|
|Grez-Doiceau (or Grez), Brabant, Belgium||4||1783|
|Hamme-Mille (or Hamme), Brabant, Belgium||98||1723|
|Louvain, Brabant, Belgium||1||1921|
|Nethen, Brabant, Belgium||2||1826|
|Theux, Liege, Belgium||13||1844|
|Tohogne, Luxembourg, Belgium||2||1814|
|Verviers, Liege, Belgium||1||1918|
|USA - Wisconsin||31||x|
|USA - Others||13||x|
|Unknown / Unconfirmed||260||-|
Note: Using Geonome 93 Kayes were identified as shown in the geographic distribution. However, when searching for the name K-A-Y-E on Infobel's website, a total of 130 names were found including all names which begin with K-A-Y-E. The actual number of Kayes was 86.