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Avey Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia and southern counties): probably from Old Norse afi literally ‘grandfather’ used as a male personal name. Americanized form of Swiss German Aebi or Eby . Compare Eavey Altered form of French Canadian Hévey (see Hevey ). Compare Avery

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Avey family from?

You can see how Avey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Avey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Avey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 99 Avey families living in Ontario. This was about 88% of all the recorded Avey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Avey families in 1911.
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What did your Avey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Avey. 28% of Avey men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Fisherman
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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