Bey Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or Boy(e) (see Boye). French: habitational name from any of the places so named, in Ain, Meurthe-et-Moselle, or Saône-et-Loire. French (Burgundy): topographic name for someone who lived by a mill stream. Muslim: from beg ‘bey’, a Turkish title of respect. Compare Baig.

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

Similar surnames: Ley, Hey, Bay, Rey, Beck, Fey, Dey, Bly, Beg, Ney

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Bey Family Origin

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Bey Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Bey occupation in the UK was Weaver Linen. 100% of Bey's were Weaver Linens.

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  • Weaver Linen


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Bey Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Bey Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bey in 1950 was 55, and 70 in 2004.

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