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Eavey Family History

Eavey Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of English Avey. However, this name is not known in the British Isles. It is also said to be an altered form of German Ebby, of unexplained origin; perhaps a variant of Ebben or Ewig.

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


Similar surnames: Avey, Reavey, Havey, Rabey, Rasey, Davey, Beaver, Ealey, Seavey

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Where is the Eavey family from?

You can see how Eavey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eavey family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Eavey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Eavey family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Eavey's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Eavey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eavey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eavey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eavey. 20% of Eavey men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    15%
  • Painter
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Eavey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eavey 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 101 immigration records available for the last name Eavey. 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 285 military records available for the last name Eavey. For the veterans among your Eavey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eavey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Eavey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Eavey in 1941 was 48, and 87 in 2004.

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