Lovejoy Family History

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Lovejoy Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English love(n), luve(n) ‘to love’ (Old English lufian) + Middle English joie ‘joy’ (Old French joie).

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

Similar surnames: Lovely, Popejoy, Love, Loveday, Lowery, Overy, Lovern, Coveney, Lover

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Lovejoy Family Origin

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Lovejoy Family Occupations

What did your Lovejoy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lovejoy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Lovejoy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lovejoy family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lovejoy.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Lovejoy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lovejoy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lovejoy 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Lovejoy. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lovejoy. For the veterans among your Lovejoy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lovejoy Life Expectancy

What is the average Lovejoy lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Lovejoy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lovejoy in 1947 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lovejoy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lovejoy 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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