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

What did your Fey 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 Fey. 30% of Fey men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Fey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fey were Master Baker and Unpaid House Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    30%
  • Printers Assistant
    30%
  • Carpenter (retired)
    20%
  • Master Baker
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Domestic Duties
    4%
  • Unpaid House Duties
    3%

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

Fey Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Fey. For the veterans among your Fey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fey Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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