Dovey Family History

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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

What did your Dovey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dovey. 1% of Dovey men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Dovey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dovey were Incapacitated and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant

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

Dovey Historical Records

What Dovey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Dovey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dovey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dovey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dovey. For the veterans among your Dovey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dovey Life Expectancy

What is the average Dovey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dovey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dovey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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