Dovey Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: variant of Duffy. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Norwegian Dåvøy, a habitational name from a farm so named in western Norway, from dove ‘shaking bog’ + øy ‘island’.

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


Similar surnames: Dover, Dove, Doxey, Doten, Dowey, Dobey, Sovey, Poley, Davey, Dovel

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Dovey Family Origin

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Dovey Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1881, the most common Dovey occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Dovey's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dovey. A less common occupation for the Dovey family was Coal Miner.

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Dovey Historical Records

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Dovey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Dovey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Dovey in 1954 was 68, and 57 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dovey

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