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Sovey Family History

Sovey Name Meaning
Origin unidentified. Possibly an Anglicized or Americanized spelling of French Sauvé (see Sauve) or a Slavic name meaning ‘owl’ (see Sova).

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

8,085 Historical Documents with Sovey on Ancestry.com
2,841 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
353 Military Records
246 Immigration Records
2,487 Census and Voter Lists
2,158 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sovey Families

  • Number of Sovey families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sovey families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Sovey last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Sovey census records

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Sovey Family Origin

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Sovey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sovey

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Sovey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sovey census records

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Sovey Civil War Service Records

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