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Fey Family History

Fey Name Meaning
English: variant of Fay.Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood.German: nickname for a vagrant, from Middle High German vehe ‘enmity’, ‘strife’.German: from a popular medieval pet form of the female personal name Sophie, honored as a martyr and saint.Danish: unexplained.

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

136,575 Historical Documents with Fey on Ancestry.com
47,665 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,186 Military Records
3,709 Immigration Records
22,414 Census and Voter Lists
57,601 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Fey Families

  • Number of Fey families
     53 - 103
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fey families
     45 - 88
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fey families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fey Family Origin

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Fey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Fey

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Fey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Fey Civil War Service Records

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