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Ivy Family History

Ivy Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Ivey .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Amy, Wey, Ary, Davy, Dey, Fey, Hoy, Acy, Ivey, Boy

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Where is the Ivy family from?

You can see how Ivy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ivy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ivy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 62 Ivy families living in London. This was about 28% of all the recorded Ivy's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ivy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ivy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ivy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ivy. 50% of Ivy men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Ivy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ivy were Painter and Private Means. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    50%
  • Bricklayer
    30%
  • Painter
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Ivy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ivy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ivy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Ivy. For the veterans among your Ivy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ivy lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ivy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ivy in 1942 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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