Hughey Family History

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Hughey Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Huey.

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

Similar surnames: Hughes, Tuohey, Huey, Boughey, Hunley, Hulvey, Hurley, Hughley

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Hughey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hughey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hughey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Hughey Family Origin

Where is the Hughey family from?

Hughey Family Occupations

What did your Hughey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hughey. A less common occupation for the Hughey family was Farm Laborer. The most common Hughey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Hughey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hughey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hughey Historical Records

What Hughey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Hughey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hughey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hughey. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Hughey. For the veterans among your Hughey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hughey Life Expectancy

What is the average Hughey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hughey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hughey in 1944 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hughey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hughey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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