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Davey Family History

Davey Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Davy.

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


Similar surnames: Davy, Havey, Davee, Eavey, Avey, Dovey, Daley, Dazey, Daves, Lavey

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Where is the Davey family from?

You can see how Davey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Davey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Davey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 25 Davey families living in New York. This was about 52% of all the recorded Davey's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Davey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Davey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Davey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Davey. 13% of Davey men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Davey women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Davey were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    13%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 338,000 census records available for the last name Davey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Davey 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Davey. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Davey. For the veterans among your Davey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Davey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Davey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Davey in 1943 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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