Vahey Family History

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Vahey Name Meaning

Irish (Mayo): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac M(h)ic an Bheathadh, a patronymic from Mac an Bheathadh, from a personal name meaning ‘son of life’.

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

Similar surnames: Fahey, Dacey, Maxey, Keahey, Haney, Trahey, Adey, Vales, Vacek, Tacey

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Vahey Family Origin

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Vahey Family Occupations

What did your Vahey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Vahey family was Miner. Laborer, Farmer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vahey. The most common Vahey occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Vahey's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Vahey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Vahey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vahey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vahey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 893 immigration records available for the last name Vahey. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Vahey. For the veterans among your Vahey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vahey Life Expectancy

What is the average Vahey lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Vahey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Vahey in 1958 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vahey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vahey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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