Fey Name Meaning

English: variant of Fay. Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood. German: nickname for a vagrant, from Middle High German vehe ‘enmity’, ‘strife’. German: from a popular medieval pet form of the female personal name Sophie, honored as a martyr and saint. Danish: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Ley, Rey, Hey, Fay, Ney, Dey, Bey, Foy, Vey, Ufer

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Fey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Fey Family Origin

Where is the Fey family from?

Fey Family Occupations

What did your Fey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fey occupation in Canada was Going To School. 44% of Fey's were Going To Schools. A less common occupation for the Fey family was Farmer. Going To School, Boarding And Lodging and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fey.

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  • Going To School

  • Boarding And Lodging

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


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Fey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Fey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Fey. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Fey. For the veterans among your Fey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fey Life Expectancy

What is the average Fey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Fey in 1945 was 71, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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