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Lavey Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Irish (Westmeath): probably a local variant of Leavy (see Dunleavy).

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

Similar surnames: Leavey, Havey, Avey, Eavey, Lacey, Laney, Levey, Davey, Lakey, Rabey

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Where is the Lavey family from?

You can see how Lavey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lavey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lavey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Lavey families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Lavey's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lavey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lavey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lavey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lavey. 28% of Lavey men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Lavey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lavey were Attendant and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Attendant

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Servant
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lavey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lavey. For the veterans among your Lavey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lavey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lavey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Lavey in 1945 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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