Athey Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone dwelling ‘at the enclosure’, Middle English atte hey (from Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’). Irish: variant of Athy.

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


Similar surnames: Athy, Withey, Batley, Alley, Abney, Askey, Althen, Rather, Oatley

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Athey Family Origin

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Athey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Miner

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Athey. A less common occupation for the Athey family was Miner. The most common Athey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Athey's were Farmers.

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Athey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Athey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Athey in 1943 was 22, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Athey

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