Espey Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Espy. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of water or marsh edged by aspen trees, from Middle High German, Middle Low German espe ‘aspen’ + -ey, a suffix denoting the presence of water.

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


Similar surnames: Espe, Esper, Espy, Esser, Esler, Aspen, Eavey, Askey, Vessey, Ekey

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Espey Family Origin

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Espey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Varnish Maker

    50%

In 1881, the most common Espey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Espey's were Farmers. Farmer and Varnish Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Espey.

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Espey Historical Records

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Espey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Espey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Espey in 1950 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Espey

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