Dossett Family History

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Dossett Name Meaning

English: variant of Dorsett. Possibly a respelling of French Dosset (see Dossey).

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

Similar surnames: Fossett, Dowsett, Gossett, Bissett, Mussett, Dossey, Gassett, Massett

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Dossett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dossett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dossett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Dossett Family Origin

Where is the Dossett family from?

Dossett Family Occupations

What did your Dossett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Gardener and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dossett. A less common occupation for the Dossett family was Carpenter. The most common Dossett occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Dossett's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Gardener

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dossett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dossett Historical Records

What Dossett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Dossett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dossett 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 732 immigration records available for the last name Dossett. 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 Dossett. For the veterans among your Dossett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dossett Life Expectancy

What is the average Dossett lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dossett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dossett in 1947 was 45, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dossett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dossett 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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