Vey Name Meaning

Irish (eastern Ulster): reduced form of McVey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bheathadh, a patronymic from the personal name Mac an Bheathadh meaning ‘son of life’. Compare Vahey. Dutch (de Vey): from Vei ‘playful’ ‘luxuriant’, ‘sensual’. German: metronymic from a short form of the personal name Sophie.

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


Similar surnames: Ney, Fey, Avey, Bey, Ley, Rey, Hey, Dey, Key, Kley

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Vey Family Origin

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Vey Family Occupations

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  • Bricklayer

    14%
  • Bakers Widow

    7%
  • Commercial Clerk

    7%
  • Confectioner

    7%

In 1881, the most common Vey occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 14% of Vey's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, Bakers Widow and Commercial Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vey. A less common occupation for the Vey family was Confectioner.

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Vey Historical Records

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Vey Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, Vey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Vey in 1962 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vey

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