Last name: POVEY

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POVEY : This last name is indexed 22,012 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

POVEY : 1: Welsh (now chiefly found in England): patronymic meaning ‘son of Hova’ Welsh ap + the personal name Hwfa Anglicized to Pova Pover Povall and Povey. Without ap the same name survives as Hovey and Hover and possibly as Huffey and Huffer.2: English: of uncertain origin. An unrecorded Old English personal name Pofig is formally possible incorporating the hypocoristic suffix -ig.

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