Ey Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Aye. variant of English: a variant spelling of Eye.

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

Similar surnames: Ney, Mey, Wey, Rey, Key, Dey, Fey, Ley, Hey, Hy

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Ey Family Origin

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Ey Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Ey occupation in the USA was Saloon. 18% of Ey's were Saloons. Saloon, Barber and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ey. A less common occupation for the Ey family was Coal Miner.

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  • Saloon

  • Barber

  • Bookkeeper

  • Coal Miner


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Ey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Ey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ey. 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 Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Ey. For the veterans among your Ey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ey Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ey in 1960 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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