Coy Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCoy. English: nickname for a quiet and unassuming person, from Middle English, Old French coi, quei ‘calm’, ‘quiet’ (Latin quietus).

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

Similar surnames: Toy, Coey, Joy, Moy, Foy, Roy, Hoy, Coe, Loy, Goy

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Coy Family Origin

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Coy Family Occupations

What did your Coy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coy. The most common Coy occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Coy's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Coy family was Farm Labourer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Farm Labourer


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Coy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 190,000 census records available for the last name Coy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coy 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Coy. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Coy. For the veterans among your Coy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coy Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Coy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Coy in 1942 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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