Sovey Family History

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Sovey Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly an Anglicized or Americanized spelling of French Sauvé (see Sauve) or a Slavic name meaning ‘owl’ (see Sova).

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

Similar surnames: Dovey, Hovey, Novey, Eavey, Slowey, Coley, Bovey, Ivey, Suver, Shover

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Sovey Family Origin

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Sovey Family Occupations

What did your Sovey 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 Sovey. 10% of Sovey men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Sovey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sovey were Coal Getter retired and Home Duties Unpaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Asphalt Traveller (potman)
  • Builder decorator
  • Coal Getter retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Civil Servant (duplicating Operator
  • Domestic Service
  • Home Duties Unpaid

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

Sovey Historical Records

What Sovey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sovey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sovey 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 278 immigration records available for the last name Sovey. 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 376 military records available for the last name Sovey. For the veterans among your Sovey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sovey Life Expectancy

What is the average Sovey lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sovey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sovey in 1963 was 77, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sovey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sovey 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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