Alvey Family History

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Alvey Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Alfwy, Old English Ælfwig ‘elf battle’.

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

Similar surnames: Alley, Alvin, Alder, Paley, Galley, Iley, Askey, Olney, Alber, Valley

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Alvey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Alvey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Alvey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Alvey Family Origin

Where is the Alvey family from?

Alvey Family Occupations

What did your Alvey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Alvey family was Keeping House. The most common Alvey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Alvey's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alvey.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Alvey Historical Records

What Alvey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Alvey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alvey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Alvey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Alvey. For the veterans among your Alvey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alvey Life Expectancy

What is the average Alvey lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Alvey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Alvey in 1949 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alvey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alvey 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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