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Carvey Family History

Carvey Name Meaning

English (Buckinghamshire and Berkshire): apparently from Middle English carvi ‘caraway’ (compare Caraway ) but the late appearance and distribution may suggest continental origin.

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

Similar surnames: Carey, Calvey, Carney, Carver, Cavey, Carley, Harvey, Garvey, Cawvey

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Where is the Carvey family from?

You can see how Carvey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carvey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carvey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Carvey families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Carvey's in USA. New York had the highest population of Carvey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carvey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carvey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Carvey. 24% of Carvey men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Carvey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carvey were Clerk and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Carvey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carvey 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 Carvey. 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 727 military records available for the last name Carvey. For the veterans among your Carvey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carvey lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Carvey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Carvey in 1963 was 80, and 96 in 2004.

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