Dossey Family History

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Dossey Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of French Dosset, a nickname for someone with a spinal deformity, from a diminutive of dos ‘back’.

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


Similar surnames: Rossey, Dosser, Mossey, Corsey, Cossey, Massey, Posey, Rossel, Cosse

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Dossey Family Origin

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Dossey Family Occupations

What did your Dossey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dossey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Dossey's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dossey. A less common occupation for the Dossey family was Coffin Fac. Worker.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Coffin Fac. Worker

    3%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Dossey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dossey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dossey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dossey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dossey. For the veterans among your Dossey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dossey Life Expectancy

What is the average Dossey lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dossey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Dossey in 1947 was 44, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dossey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dossey 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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