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Fey Name Meaning

English: variant of Fay. Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood. German: nickname for a vagrant, from Middle High German vehe ‘enmity’, ‘strife’. German: from a popular medieval pet form of the female personal name Sophie, honored as a martyr and saint. Danish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Ley, Rey, Hey, Fay, Ney, Dey, Bey, Foy, Vey, Ufer

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Where is the Fey family from?

You can see how Fey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Fey families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Fey's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fey families in 1840.
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What did your Fey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fey. 17% of Fey men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Fey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fey were Clerk and New Worker.

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Fey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fey 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Fey. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Fey. For the veterans among your Fey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Fey in 1945 was 71, and 74 in 2004.

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