Vey Name Meaning

Irish (eastern Ulster): reduced form of McVey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bheathadh, a patronymic from the personal name Mac an Bheathadh meaning ‘son of life’. Compare Vahey. Dutch (de Vey): from Vei ‘playful’ ‘luxuriant’, ‘sensual’. German: metronymic from a short form of the personal name Sophie.

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

Similar surnames: Ney, Fey, Avey, Bey, Ley, Rey, Hey, Dey, Key, Kley

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Vey Family Origin

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Vey Family Occupations

What did your Vey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpet Weaver, Clerk In Store and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vey. A less common occupation for the Vey family was Baker. The most common Vey occupation in the USA was Carpet Weaver. 13% of Vey's were Carpet Weavers.

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  • Carpet Weaver

  • Clerk In Store

  • Keeping House

  • Baker


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Vey Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Vey. For the veterans among your Vey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vey Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Vey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Vey in 1962 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

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