Sovey Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly an Anglicized or Americanized spelling of French Sauvé (see Sauve) or a Slavic name meaning ‘owl’ (see Sova).

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


Similar surnames: Dovey, Hovey, Novey, Eavey, Slowey, Coley, Bovey, Ivey, Suver, Shover

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Sovey Family Origin

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Sovey Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    25%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Baker

    6%
  • Basket Maker

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sovey family was Basket Maker. Laborer, Farmer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sovey. The most common Sovey occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Sovey's were Laborers.

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Sovey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Sovey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sovey in 1963 was 77, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sovey

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