Hey Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place called Hey. Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath, Dutch hei, heide. German: metonymic occupational name for a grower or mower of grass, from Middle High German höu ‘grass’, ‘hay’. North German (Frisian) and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name formed with hag ‘fence’, ‘enclosure’ as the first element. South German: occupational name from Middle High German heie ‘ranger’, ‘warden’, ‘guard’ or a topographic name from Middle High German haie ‘protected wood’.

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

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Hey Family Origin

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Hey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Wool Sorter

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hey family was Wool Sorter. The most common Hey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Hey's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hey.

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Hey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Hey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hey in 1954 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hey

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