Foye Family History

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Foye Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from La Foye-Monthjault (Deux-Sèvres), so named from Latin fagea ‘beech wood’. variant spelling of Foy.

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

Similar surnames: Oye, Hoye, Foy, Toye, Foyle, Boyer, Loye, Hope, Goy, Fey

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Foye Family Origin

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Foye Family Occupations

What did your Foye ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Foye family was Blacksmith. The most common Foye occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Foye's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foye.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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Foye Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Foye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foye 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Foye. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Foye. For the veterans among your Foye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Foye Life Expectancy

What is the average Foye lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Foye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Foye in 1955 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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