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Coy Family History

Coy Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form of McCoy.English: nickname for a quiet and unassuming person, from Middle English, Old French coi, quei ‘calm’, ‘quiet’ (Latin quietus).

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

696,011 Historical Documents with Coy on Ancestry.com
133,817 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
23,066 Military Records
11,408 Immigration Records
182,839 Census and Voter Lists
344,881 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Coy Families

  • Number of Coy families
     126 - 250
     43 - 125
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Coy families
     116 - 230
     39 - 115
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Coy families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Coy census records

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Coy Family Origin

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Coy Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Coy

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Coy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Coy census records

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Coy Civil War Service Records

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