Avey Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Avey Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia and southern counties): unexplained. Possibly a shortened form of Mac Avey, a variant of McEvoy and McVey. Possibly an altered form of French Hévé. Alternatively, perhaps, an Americanized form of German Ewig.

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

Similar surnames: Eavey, Aven, Vey, Akey, Acey, Avery, Aney, Aves, Arey, Lavey

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Avey Family Origin

Where is the Avey family from?

Avey Family Occupations

What did your Avey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Avey. 4% of Avey men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Avey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Avey were Bank Sub Manager and Household Duties

View Census data for Avey | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
  • Incapacitated
  • Acetylene electric Welder Heavy Worker
  • Bank Sub Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Household Duties

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

Avey Historical Records

What Avey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Avey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Avey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Avey

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Avey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Avey immigration records

Draft Card

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

View all Avey military records

You've only scratched the surface of Avey family history.

Avey Life Expectancy

What is the average Avey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Avey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Avey in 1951 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Avey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Avey 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.

Famous Avey Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name