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Corey Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Kori, which is of uncertain meaning. Northern Irish: variant of Curry.

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


Similar surnames: Corby, Carey, Corley, Morey, Lorey, Cowey, Cobey, Coley, Coney

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Where is the Corey family from?

You can see how Corey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Corey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 130 Corey families living in New Brunswick. This was about 38% of all the recorded Corey's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Corey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Corey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Corey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Corey. 49% of Corey men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Corey women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corey were Fisherman and School Teacher.

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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
    49%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Fisherman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
    40%
  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • School Teacher
    30%
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Census Records

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Corey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corey 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Corey. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Corey. For the veterans among your Corey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Corey lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Corey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Corey in 1942 was 24, and 77 in 2004.

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