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Choy Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Cai 1. Possibly an Americanized form of German Scheu.

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


Similar surnames: Choi, Chop, Chock, Cho, Chou, Chow, Choo, Croy, Schor, Che

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Where is the Choy family from?

You can see how Choy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Choy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Choy families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Choy family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Choy's in USA. New York had the highest population of Choy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Choy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Choy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cook and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Choy. 17% of Choy men worked as a Cook and 27% of Choy women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Choy were Waiter and Proprietor. .

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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

  • Cook
    17%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Waiter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    27%
  • Ironer
    20%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Proprietor
    14%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Choy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Choy 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Choy. 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 Choy. For the veterans among your Choy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Choy lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Choy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Choy in 1942 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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