Dey Name Meaning

English: variant of Day 1 and 2. German: topographic name from a field name in North Rhine-Westphalia, denoting a sizeable piece of land. Welsh: from Dai or Dei, pet forms of the personal name Dafydd, Welsh form of David. Indian (Bengal and Orissa) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Kayasth) name, probably from Sanskrit deya ‘suitable for a gift’.

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

Similar surnames: Day, Fey, Hey, Ley, Ney, Deo, Bey, Rey, Dec, Dee

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Dey Family Origin

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Dey Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Dey. 38% of Dey men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Cultivateur
  • Laborer

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Passenger List

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Dey Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dey in 1940 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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