Avey Family History

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Avey Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia and southern counties): unexplained. Possibly a shortened form of Mac Avey, a variant of McEvoy and McVey. Possibly an altered form of French Hévé. Alternatively, perhaps, an Americanized form of German Ewig.

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

Similar surnames: Eavey, Aven, Vey, Akey, Acey, Avery, Aney, Aves, Arey, Lavey

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Avey Family Origin

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Avey Family Occupations

What did your Avey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Avey family was Labour. Carpenter, Farmer and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Avey. The most common Avey occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 33% of Avey's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Labour


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Avey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Avey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Avey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Avey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Avey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Avey. For the veterans among your Avey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Avey Life Expectancy

What is the average Avey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Avey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Avey in 1951 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Avey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Avey 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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