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Honey Family History

Honey Name Meaning

English (southern): metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper or a gatherer or seller of honey, Middle English hony (Old English hunig), or a nickname from the same word used as a term of endearment, a sense which was common in medieval England.

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


Similar surnames: Hone, Coney, Money, Hanley, Honer, Hope, Hoy, Hobby, Toney, Coley

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Where is the Honey family from?

You can see how Honey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Honey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Honey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 140 Honey families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Honey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Honey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Honey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Honey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Honey. 53% of Honey men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Honey women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Honey were Laborer and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    53%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Student
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
    24%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Operator
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
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What Honey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Honey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Honey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Honey. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Honey. For the veterans among your Honey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Honey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Honey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Honey in 1941 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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