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Ivey Family History

Ivey Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Ivoy in Cher, northern France.

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


Similar surnames: Ives, Viney, Iley, Irey, Wiley, Avery, Drey, Eavey, Irby, Bovey

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Where is the Ivey family from?

You can see how Ivey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ivey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ivey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 121 Ivey families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Ivey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ivey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ivey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ivey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ivey. 29% of Ivey men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Ivey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ivey were Cook and Servant.

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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
    29%
  • Labourer
    24%
  • Manager
    10%
  • Cook
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Servant
    40%
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Census Records

There are 78,000 census records available for the last name Ivey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ivey 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 Ivey. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Ivey. For the veterans among your Ivey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ivey lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ivey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ivey in 1940 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

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