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Foye Family History

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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Where is the Foye family from?

You can see how Foye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Foye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Foye families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Foye families living in Maine. This was about 59% of all the recorded Foye's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Foye families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Foye surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Foye ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Foye. 19% of Foye men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Foye women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Foye were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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