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Foy Family History

Foy Name Meaning
Irish: variant of Fahey.Irish: variant of Fee.French: nickname, from Old French foi ‘faith’ (Latin fides), either for a pious person or for someone who frequently used this term in oaths.French: from the medieval female personal name Foy, which is from foi ‘faith’, as above.

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

415,059 Historical Documents with Foy on Ancestry.com
130,510 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
16,438 Military Records
14,821 Immigration Records
97,146 Census and Voter Lists
156,144 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Foy Families

  • Number of Foy families
     144 - 285
     49 - 143
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Foy families
     439 - 875
     147 - 438
     1 - 146
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Foy families
     88 - 173
     30 - 87
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Foy census records

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Foy Family Origin

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Foy Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Foy

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Foy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Foy census records

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Foy Civil War Service Records

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