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Holey Family History

Holey Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Wholey.

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


Similar surnames: Holly, Hosey, Hiley, Hoey, Hooey, Moley, Howey, Roley, Goley, Howley

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Where is the Holey family from?

You can see how Holey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holey families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Holey families living in Kentucky. This was about 27% of all the recorded Holey's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Holey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holey. 27% of Holey men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Holey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holey were Clerk and Housework.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Holey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holey 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 Holey. 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 929 military records available for the last name Holey. For the veterans among your Holey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Holey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Holey in 1953 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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