Bey Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or Boy(e) (see Boye). French: habitational name from any of the places so named, in Ain, Meurthe-et-Moselle, or Saône-et-Loire. French (Burgundy): topographic name for someone who lived by a mill stream. Muslim: from beg ‘bey’, a Turkish title of respect. Compare Baig.

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


Similar surnames: Ley, Hey, Bay, Rey, Beck, Fey, Dey, Bly, Beg, Ney

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Bey Family Origin

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Bey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Baker

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bey. A less common occupation for the Bey family was Baker. The most common Bey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Bey's were Farmers.

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Bey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Bey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bey in 1950 was 55, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bey

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