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Bovey Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from either of two places in Devon, Bovey Tracey or North Bovey, which take their names from the Bovey river, on which they stand.

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


Similar surnames: Tovey, Dover, Dovey, Bovee, Boley, Boden, Coley, Ivey, Boyer, Boxley

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Where is the Bovey family from?

You can see how Bovey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bovey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bovey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Bovey families living in Maryland. This was about 69% of all the recorded Bovey's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Bovey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bovey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bovey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bovey. 29% of Bovey men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Bovey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bovey were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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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
    16%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Registered Nurse
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Bovey lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bovey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bovey in 1959 was 57, and 86 in 2004.

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