Tovey Family History

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Tovey Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Tófi, a reduced form of any of various compound names formed with þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor), + a second element beginning with f or v, for example valdr ‘rule’.

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

Similar surnames: Toles, Toney, Covey, Tobey, Hovey, Bovey, Bove, Alvey, Tomey, Tooley

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Tovey Family Origin

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Tovey Family Occupations

What did your Tovey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Tovey occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Tovey's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tovey. A less common occupation for the Tovey family was Carpenter.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tovey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Tovey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Tovey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tovey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tovey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tovey. For the veterans among your Tovey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tovey Life Expectancy

What is the average Tovey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Tovey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Tovey in 1962 was 80, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tovey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tovey 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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