Wey Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Way. Dutch: variant of Wei.

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


Similar surnames: Ey, Mey, Wee, Ney, Rey, Bly, Dey, Fey, Key, Ley

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Wey Family Origin

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Wey Family Occupations

What did your Wey ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Boiler Maker

    2%

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

Wey Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wey Life Expectancy

What is the average Wey lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wey in 1958 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wey 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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