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Davy Family History

Davy Name Meaning

English and Irish: from the personal name Davy, a medieval French vernacular form of the Biblical name David which became common in England in the Middle Ages. Scottish: variant spelling of Davie 1. French: variant of David.

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


Similar surnames: Day, Davi, Bay, Daly, Davey, Darr, Amy, Dade, Dady, Dacy

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Where is the Davy family from?

You can see how Davy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Davy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Davy families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 30 Davy families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Davy's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Davy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Davy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Davy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Davy. 21% of Davy men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Davy women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Davy were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 100,000 census records available for the last name Davy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Davy 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Davy. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Davy. For the veterans among your Davy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Davy lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Davy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Davy in 1947 was 69, and 74 in 2004.

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