Povey Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hwfa ‘son of Hwfa’ (see Hovey).

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

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Povey Family Origin

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Povey Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    31%
  • Dealer In Dry Goods

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Foreman Spire Mill

    8%

In 1880, the most common Povey occupation in the USA was Laborer. 31% of Povey's were Laborers. Laborer, Dealer In Dry Goods and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Povey. A less common occupation for the Povey family was Foreman Spire Mill.

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Povey Historical Records

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Povey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Povey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Povey in 1949 was 42, and 68 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Povey

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