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Demey Name Meaning

French: habitational name for someone from (de) Mey (Moselle), which derives its name from the Romano-Gallic estate name Maiacum.

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

Similar surnames: Demay, Dewey, Deger, Demby, Demary, Debes, Demel, Damery, Lemer

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Where is the Demey family from?

You can see how Demey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Demey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Demey families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Demey families living in Quebec. This was about 81% of all the recorded Demey's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Demey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Demey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Demey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stripper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Demey. 33% of Demey men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Demey women worked as a Stripper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Demey were Salesman and Laborer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Painter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stripper
  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
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What Demey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Demey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Demey 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 568 immigration records available for the last name Demey. 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 319 military records available for the last name Demey. For the veterans among your Demey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Demey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Demey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Demey in 1954 was 28, and 90 in 2004.

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