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Convey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McConvey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conmidhe, Mac Conmeadha (see McNamee).

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


Similar surnames: Covey, Convery, Calvey, Conley, Conkey, Cavey, Cooney, Cogley, Conaty

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Where is the Convey family from?

You can see how Convey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Convey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Convey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Convey families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Convey's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Convey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Convey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Convey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Convey. 24% of Convey men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Convey women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Convey were Carpenter and Doffer.

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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
    24%
  • Accountant
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    22%
  • Waitress
    22%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Doffer
    11%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Convey lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Convey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Convey in 1963 was 86, and 78 in 2004.

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