Hovey Name Meaning

Welsh: from the personal name Hofa or Hwfa, of unexplained origin. Americanized form of Dutch Hove.

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


Similar surnames: Sovey, Tovey, Hove, Povey, Shover, Hoven, Dovey, Hover, Covey, Hoey

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Hovey Family Origin

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Hovey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hovey. A less common occupation for the Hovey family was Carpenter. The most common Hovey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Hovey's were Farmers.

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Hovey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Hovey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hovey in 1946 was 65, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hovey

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