Foskett Family History

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Foskett Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Foscott (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire), Foscote (Northamptonshire, Wiltshire), Foxcott (Hampshire), Foxcote (Gloucestershire, Warwickshire), so named from Old English fox ‘fox’ + cot ‘shelter’, ‘burrow’.

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

Similar surnames: Baskett, Fosse, Hassett, Hockett, Forseth, Fossey, Follett, Cockett

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Foskett Family Origin

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Foskett Family Occupations

What did your Foskett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Foskett occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Foskett's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foskett. A less common occupation for the Foskett family was Annuitant.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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Foskett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Foskett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foskett 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Foskett. 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 Foskett. For the veterans among your Foskett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Foskett Life Expectancy

What is the average Foskett lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Foskett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Foskett in 1951 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foskett

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