Hoey Family History

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Hoey Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEochaidh ‘descendant of Eochaidh’, a variant of Eachaidh (see Haughey). Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Hoøy from Old Norse hór ‘high’ + ey ‘island’.

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

Similar surnames: Hoy, Hoem, Hoen, Hoel, Oen, Hoe, Dovey, Houy, Hey, Huey

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Hoey Family Origin

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Hoey Family Occupations

What did your Hoey 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 Hoey. 3% of Hoey men worked as a General Labourer and 49% of Hoey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoey were Carpenter and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bus Conductor
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Mental Nurse
  • Housewife

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

Hoey Historical Records

What Hoey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Hoey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoey 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoey. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hoey. For the veterans among your Hoey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoey Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hoey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hoey in 1944 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoey 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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