Povey Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Hovey, Covey, Tovey, Prey, Towey, Convey, Sovey, Poovey, Robey, Kover

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Povey Family Origin

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Povey Family Occupations

What did your Povey ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Laborer

    31%
  • Dealer In Dry Goods

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Foreman Spire Mill

    8%

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

Povey Historical Records

What Povey family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Povey Life Expectancy

What is the average Povey lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Povey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Povey 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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