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Honey Name Meaning

English (southern): nickname from Middle English honi(e) ‘honey’ (Old English hunig) perhaps given to someone with a sweet nature or for someone who kept bees or had a partiality for honey. The word was also commonly used in Middle English as a term of endearment with the sense ‘sweetheart’ which could be another source of the nickname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hone, Coney, Money, Hanley, Honer, Hope, Hoy, Hobby, Toney, Coley

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Where is the Honey family from?

You can see how Honey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Honey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Honey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Honey families living in South Carolina. This was about 13% of all the recorded Honey's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Honey families in 1840.
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What did your Honey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Honey. 20% of Honey men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Honey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Honey were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Honey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Honey 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Honey. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Honey. For the veterans among your Honey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Honey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Honey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Honey in 1941 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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