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Coey Name Meaning

English: nickname for a quiet or shy person, from French coi ‘quiet’, ‘coy’, ‘shy’. Scottish: variant of Cowie.

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

Similar surnames: Coy, Cowey, Coney, Coley, Cosey, Hoy, Corey, Couey, Coty, Cobey

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Where is the Coey family from?

You can see how Coey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coey families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Coey families living in Manitoba. This was about 69% of all the recorded Coey's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Coey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Coey. 63% of Coey 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
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Coey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coey 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 694 immigration records available for the last name Coey. 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 773 military records available for the last name Coey. For the veterans among your Coey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coey lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Coey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Coey in 1960 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

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