Dey Name Meaning

English: variant of Day 1 and 2. German: topographic name from a field name in North Rhine-Westphalia, denoting a sizeable piece of land. Welsh: from Dai or Dei, pet forms of the personal name Dafydd, Welsh form of David. Indian (Bengal and Orissa) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Kayasth) name, probably from Sanskrit deya ‘suitable for a gift’.

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


Similar surnames: Day, Fey, Hey, Ley, Ney, Deo, Bey, Rey, Dec, Dee

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Dey Family Origin

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Dey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    11%
  • Retired Farmer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Cabinet Maker

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dey family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Dey occupation in the UK was Farmer. 11% of Dey's were Farmers. Farmer, Retired Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dey.

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Dey Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Dey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dey in 1940 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dey

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