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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%

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

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Coy Historical Records

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Coy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coy

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