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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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Coy. 12% of Coy men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Coy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coy were Incapacitated and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Railway Clerk
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties

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

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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