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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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Where is the Alvey family from?

You can see how Alvey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alvey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alvey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Alvey families living in Kentucky. This was about 41% of all the recorded Alvey's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Alvey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alvey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alvey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Alvey. 29% of Alvey men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Alvey women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alvey were Salesman 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
    29%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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