Foy Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Fahey. Irish: variant of Fee. French: nickname, from Old French foi ‘faith’ (Latin fides), either for a pious person or for someone who frequently used this term in oaths. French: from the medieval female personal name Foy, which is from foi ‘faith’, as above.

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


Similar surnames: Fay, Roy, Loy, Toy, Fey, Goy, Fox, Hoy, Moy, Joy

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Foy Family Origin

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Foy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Shoemaker

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Foy family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foy. The most common Foy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Foy's were Farmers.

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Foy Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Foy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Foy in 1942 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foy

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