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Mulvey Family History

Mulvey Name Meaning

Irish (Leitrim and Roscommon): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoilmhiadhaigh ‘descendant of Maoilmhiadhach’ a personal name meaning ‘honorable chief’.

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


Similar surnames: Hulvey, Mullery, Miley, Mulroy, Mulvaney, Mullen, Malley, Calvey

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Where is the Mulvey family from?

You can see how Mulvey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mulvey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mulvey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Mulvey families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Mulvey's in USA. New York had the highest population of Mulvey families in 1840.
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What did your Mulvey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mulvey. 11% of Mulvey men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Mulvey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mulvey were Foreman and Secretary. .

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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
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Foreman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Mulvey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mulvey 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mulvey. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Mulvey. For the veterans among your Mulvey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mulvey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mulvey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Mulvey in 1944 was 21, and 72 in 2004.

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