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Tovey Family History

Tovey Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire and Somerset): from the Middle English personal name Tovi Tove (Old Norse Tófi Tōvi) probably an Old Danish pet form of Old Norse names such as Þorfastr Þorfinnr Þorvarðr and Þorviðr.

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

Similar surnames: Toles, Toney, Covey, Tobey, Hovey, Bovey, Bove, Alvey, Tomey, Tooley

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Where is the Tovey family from?

You can see how Tovey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tovey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tovey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Tovey family living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Tovey's in USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Tovey families in 1840.
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What did your Tovey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tovey. 25% of Tovey men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Tovey women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tovey were Truck Driver and Telephone Operator. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Telephone Operator
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tovey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tovey. For the veterans among your Tovey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tovey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Tovey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Tovey in 1962 was 80, and 68 in 2004.

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