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Hanvey Family History

Hanvey Name Meaning

Irish (Down): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAinbhíth ‘descendant of Ainbhíoth’ a personal name meaning ‘un-peace’ i.e. ‘stormy’. Compare Hannaway and Hanafin .

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


Similar surnames: Hanley, Harvey, Manley, Hulvey, Calvey, Heaney, Shanley, Convey

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Where is the Hanvey family from?

You can see how Hanvey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanvey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanvey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Hanvey family living in Georgia. This was 100% of all the recorded Hanvey's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Hanvey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanvey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanvey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hanvey. 20% of Hanvey men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Hanvey women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanvey were Clerk and Laborer. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hanvey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanvey 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 827 immigration records available for the last name Hanvey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hanvey. For the veterans among your Hanvey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanvey lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Hanvey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hanvey in 1948 was 40, and 69 in 2004.

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