Tovey Family History

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Tovey Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Tófi, a reduced form of any of various compound names formed with þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor), + a second element beginning with f or v, for example valdr ‘rule’.

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


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

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Tovey Family Origin

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Tovey Family Occupations

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 US 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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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Telephone Operator
    14%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tovey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Tovey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tovey 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 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 Card

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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Tovey Life Expectancy

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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