Coy Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCoy. English: nickname for a quiet and unassuming person, from Middle English, Old French coi, quei ‘calm’, ‘quiet’ (Latin quietus).

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

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Coy Family Origin

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Coy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Coy family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coy. The most common Coy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Coy's were Farmers.

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Coy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Coy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Coy in 1942 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coy

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