Coursen Family History

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Coursen Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of Dutch Corsen, attested in records of New Netherland, or perhaps an altered spelling of the French habitational names Courson or Coursan, from either of two places so called, in Aude and Aube, both named for a Romano-Gallic landlord Curtenus (a derivative of Latin curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix -anum.

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

Similar surnames: Courson, Coursey, Courser, Corse, Courey, Corsey, Cousin, Courter

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Coursen Family Origin

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Coursen Family Occupations

What did your Coursen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Coursen. 16% of Coursen men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Coursen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coursen were Clerk and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Housewife

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

Coursen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Coursen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coursen 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 480 immigration records available for the last name Coursen. 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 801 military records available for the last name Coursen. For the veterans among your Coursen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coursen Life Expectancy

What is the average Coursen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Coursen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Coursen in 1955 was 36, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coursen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coursen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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