Pavey Family History

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Pavey Name Meaning

from the medieval female personal name Pavia, which is of uncertain origin. Reaney and Wilson suggest it may be from Old French pavie ‘peach’ or Pavie ‘woman from Pavia’ (see 2). habitational name from Pavia in Lombardy, Italy. variant of Paver.

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


Similar surnames: Paley, Paver, Pacey, Eavey, Matey, Avery, Tavel, Havel, Pavel, Pane

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Pavey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pavey name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    58%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Norway

    3%

  • European Jewish

    3%

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Pavey Family Origin

Where is the Pavey family from?

Pavey Family Occupations

What did your Pavey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pavey family was Engineer. The most common Pavey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Pavey's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pavey.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Engineer

    3%

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Pavey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Pavey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pavey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pavey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pavey. For the veterans among your Pavey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pavey Life Expectancy

What is the average Pavey lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pavey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pavey in 1940 was 47, and 83 in 2004.

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