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Hulvey Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Irish O’Halvey. In Counties Galway and Mayo this is an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAilmhic ‘descendant of Ailmhac’, a personal name meaning ‘noble son’. In Leinster, Halvey is found as an equivalent of Holloway.

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


Similar surnames: Mulvey, Harvey, Halley, Hurney, Hurley, Hilley, Hussey, Heavey

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Where is the Hulvey family from?

You can see how Hulvey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hulvey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hulvey families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Hulvey families living in Virginia. This was about 60% of all the recorded Hulvey's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Hulvey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hulvey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hulvey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hulvey. 25% of Hulvey men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Hulvey women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hulvey were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farming
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    28%
  • Telephone Operator
    28%
  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Waitress
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hulvey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hulvey 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 104 immigration records available for the last name Hulvey. 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 582 military records available for the last name Hulvey. For the veterans among your Hulvey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hulvey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hulvey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Hulvey in 1953 was 33, and 68 in 2004.

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