Espey Family History

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Espey Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Espy. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of water or marsh edged by aspen trees, from Middle High German, Middle Low German espe ‘aspen’ + -ey, a suffix denoting the presence of water.

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


Similar surnames: Espe, Esper, Espy, Esser, Esler, Aspen, Eavey, Askey, Vessey, Ekey

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Espey Family Origin

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Espey Family Occupations

What did your Espey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Old Age Pensioner and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Espey. 67% of Espey men worked as an Old Age Pensioner and 50% of Espey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Espey were Retired Old Age Pensioner and Retired Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Old Age Pensioner
    67%
  • Retired Old Age Pensioner
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Retired Nurse
    50%

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

Espey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Espey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Espey 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 402 immigration records available for the last name Espey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Espey. For the veterans among your Espey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Espey Life Expectancy

What is the average Espey lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Espey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Espey in 1950 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Espey

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