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Athey Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone dwelling ‘at the enclosure’, Middle English atte hey (from Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’). Irish: variant of Athy.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Athy, Withey, Batley, Alley, Abney, Askey, Althen, Rather, Oatley

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Athey Family Origin

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Athey Family Occupations

What did your Athey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Athey family was Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Athey. The most common Athey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Athey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Miner

    3%

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Athey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Athey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Athey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Athey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Athey Life Expectancy

What is the average Athey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Athey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Athey in 1943 was 22, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Athey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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