Fey Name Meaning

English: variant of Fay. Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood. German: nickname for a vagrant, from Middle High German vehe ‘enmity’, ‘strife’. German: from a popular medieval pet form of the female personal name Sophie, honored as a martyr and saint. Danish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Ley, Rey, Hey, Fay, Ney, Dey, Bey, Foy, Vey, Ufer

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Fey Family Origin

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Fey Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Farrier

    5%
  • Housekeeper

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Fey occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 11% of Fey's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Fey family was Agricultural Labourer. Carpenter, Farrier and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fey.

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Fey Historical Records

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Fey Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Fey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Fey in 1945 was 71, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fey

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