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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hovey

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Alt. Meaning

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

O is for organized, you always know where things are

V is for value, the value you place on friendship.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hovey

Tim Hovey was an actor, musician, audio engineer, road manager, and audio engineerandroad manager. He was most active from 1955 to 1955. Tim was born on June 19th, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Tim is also known as Timothy Hovey, Hovey, and Timothy. He passed away on September 9th, 1989.


Alvin Peterson Hovey was a Governor of Indiana, United States Minister to Peru, Indiana Supreme Court Justice, United States Ambassador to Peru, and Supreme Court of Indiana. His career lasted from 1889 to 1891. His military service ended in 1844. Alvin was born on September 6th, 1821 in Mount Vernon, Indiana. He died on November 23rd, 1891.


Frederick Hovey was a tennis player. Frederick was born on October 7th, 1868 in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. He left this life on October 18th, 1945.


Elliot was born on February 17th, 1983 in Boston.


Richard Hovey was a writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1880 to 1900. Richard was born on May 4th, 1864 in Normal, Illinois. He passed away on February 24th, 1900.


Ann Hovey was an actor and film actress. She was most prominent from 1933 to 1933. Ann was born on August 29th, 1911 in Mount Vernon, Indiana. She died on August 25th, 2007.


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Popularity of Hovey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hovey U.S.
  White 92.86% 64.26%
  African American 0.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hovey

People with the last name Hovey are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hovey

  • How Popular is the name Hovey? Hovey is the 84,797th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hovey was the 6,840th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hovey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Hovey in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hovey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hovey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hovey is Saturday, July 27th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Hovey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hovey was in 1917 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Hovey: Your name in reverse order is Yevoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yhoev. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hovey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,927 people with the last name Hovey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hovey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Hovey as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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