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 1939, Builders Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dossey. 25% of Dossey men worked as a Builders Carpenter and 67% of Dossey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dossey were Greengrocer horse Dealer and Paid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Carpenter
    25%
  • Dispenser
    25%
  • Engineer Fitter
    25%
  • Greengrocer horse Dealer
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Catholer Nun Retired
    12%
  • Daily Work Domestic
    12%
  • Paid Domestic Duties
    12%

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

Dossey Historical Records

What Dossey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 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 276 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

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