Calvey Family History

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Calvey Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of McCalvey, which is recorded as a variant Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Bhuidhe (see McElwee), although Woulfe treats it as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Chalbhaigh, possibly from calbhach ‘bald’. In some cases possibly an Americanized spelling of the southern French surname Calvé, a nickname from Old Occitan calv ‘bald’.

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

Similar surnames: Cavey, Carney, Caley, Carvey, Calvery, Falvey, Cale, Carver, Convey

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Calvey Family Origin

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Calvey Family Occupations

What did your Calvey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Calvey. 7% of Calvey men worked as a General Labourer and 46% of Calvey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Calvey were Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Dut

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Dock Labourer
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut

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

Calvey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Calvey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calvey 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 889 immigration records available for the last name Calvey. 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 796 military records available for the last name Calvey. For the veterans among your Calvey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Calvey Life Expectancy

What is the average Calvey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Calvey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Calvey in 1953 was 62, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Calvey

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