Bovey Family History

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Bovey Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from either of two places in Devon, Bovey Tracey or North Bovey, which take their names from the Bovey river, on which they stand.

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

Similar surnames: Tovey, Dover, Dovey, Bovee, Boley, Boden, Coley, Ivey, Boyer, Boxley

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Bovey Family Origin

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Bovey Family Occupations

What did your Bovey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bovey occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Bovey's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bovey. A less common occupation for the Bovey family was Mason.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Butcher

  • Mason


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

Bovey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Bovey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bovey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bovey. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bovey. For the veterans among your Bovey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bovey Life Expectancy

What is the average Bovey lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bovey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bovey in 1959 was 57, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bovey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bovey 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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