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

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Bovey Family Origin

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Bovey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Minister

    4%
  • Retired Farmer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Bovey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Bovey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bovey family was Retired Farmer. Farmer, Laborer and Minister were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bovey.

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Bovey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bovey

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