Wey Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Way. Dutch: variant of Wei.

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


Similar surnames: Ey, Mey, Wee, Ney, Rey, Bly, Dey, Fey, Key, Ley

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Wey Family Origin

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Wey Family Occupations

What did your Wey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Lorry Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wey. 6% of Wey men worked as a Lorry Driver and 55% of Wey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wey were Bank Clerk and Shirt Ironer

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Lorry Driver
    6%
  • Accountant (solicitors)
    2%
  • Baker confectioner
    2%
  • Bank Clerk
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    55%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Shirt Ironer
    4%

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

Wey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Wey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wey. 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 Wey. For the veterans among your Wey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wey Life Expectancy

What is the average Wey lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wey in 1958 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

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