Espy Name Meaning

Scottish: shortened form of Gillespie. French: southeastern topographic name for someone living near a prominent thorn bush or in an area characterized by such vegetation, from Old French espine (Latin spina). Occasionally the name may derive from the same word used in a transferred sense of the crest or ridge of a hill. Variant spelling of German Espey.

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


Similar surnames: Espey, Espe, Say, Esch, Lesky, Esper, Erny, Eury, Ely, Esse

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Espy Family Origin

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Espy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    50%

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

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Espy Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, Espy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Espy in 1950 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Espy

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